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We found 4 cardiologists who accept Medicaid near Cedar Hill, MO.

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Dr. Nizar A Assi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; #1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Nizar Assi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Assi's clinical interests encompass heart problems and invasive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Assi honors. He is accepting new patients. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Assi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Liwa T Younis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; #1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Liwa Younis' specialty is adult cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Younis's medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and invasive cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Younis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, French, and Turkish. Dr. Younis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Bassam Nmi Al-Joundi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; #1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Bassam Al-Joundi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Al-Joundi has a special interest in heart problems and invasive cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Romanian, and French. Dr. Al-Joundi is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

Dr. Tammam Nmi Al-Joundi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6420 The Cedar Court; #1
Cedar Hill, MO
 

Dr. Tammam Al-Joundi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Turkish. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and invasive cardiology. Dr. Al-Joundi's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Joundi welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.