We found 9 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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Serota is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. 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.

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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. In his practice, Dr. Ramadan focuses on heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramadan accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Ramadan performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Vardi (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. Dr. Vardi's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vardi takes. Dr. Vardi is open to 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 cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Das 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. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Dr. Das is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Toniya Singh's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Her professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Mohammad Tahir is an adult cardiology specialist. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Tahir is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Tahir is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehdirad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Mehdirad attended The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Mehdirad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Persian. His professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mikolajczak welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mikolajczak's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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

Dr. John Plowden's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plowden attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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.
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