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We found 8 cardiologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Ofallon, MO.

Dr. Harvey Serota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Harvey Serota's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Serota include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Serota is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramadan is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Gil Moshe Vardi, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Gil Vardi is an interventional cardiology specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vardi completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vardi's office for an appointment.

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Dr. George M Kichura, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. George Kichura's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kichura is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Kichura attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Kichura is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kichura's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Sundeep Das, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Sundeep Das is a specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Das's areas of expertise include heart problems. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Das takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Toniya Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Toniya Singh's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include heart problems. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Singh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Mohammad Tahir, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Tahir's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tahir include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tahir attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Tahir's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Angela M Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Angela Sharkey is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Her professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Sharkey trained at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center for her residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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.