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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Serota accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Serota is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Ramadan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes 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 a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Das is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. His practice 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Singh's clinical interests include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. She is accepting 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 practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tahir include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Coney Island Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tahir has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehdirad accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mehdirad graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Mehdirad (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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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). His professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mikolajczak is accepting new patients. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plowden graduated from 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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