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We found 10 cardiologists who accept Blue Choice near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Harvey Serota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Harvey Serota is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Serota's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Ramadan's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Gil Moshe Vardi, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Gil Vardi is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Vardi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Dr. Vardi is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sundeep Das is an interventional cardiologist. He is especially interested in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Dr. Das is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Das graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Das trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Toniya Cheema, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Toniya Singh is a specialist in adult cardiology. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Singh's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Singh include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Singh has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Mohammad Tahir, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Tahir's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Tahir takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Ali Akbar Mehdirad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1402 South Grand Boulevard; Fdt - 13th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ali Mehdirad sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Mehdirad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Mehdirad attended medical school at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Mehdirad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Lim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3660 Vista
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Lim is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Lim attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency.

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Dr. Peter Christian Mikolajczak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3635 Vista Avenue; Bordley Tower, 13th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Peter Mikolajczak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mikolajczak completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Plowden specializes in pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plowden honors.

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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.