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We found 11 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 expertise include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Gil Vardi's specialty is interventional cardiology. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vardi (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and St. Luke's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nizar A Assi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nizar Assi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Assi attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and invasive cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Assi (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Turkish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Assi's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Gateway Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramadan accepts. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Ramadan attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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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. Dr. Mehdirad takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Mehdirad (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. His professional affiliations include Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Mehdirad 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 an interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Das takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Singh has a special interest in heart problems. She is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. She obtained her medical school training at Lady Hardinge Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Tahir focuses on heart problems. Dr. Tahir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Tahir takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Michael Lim is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Lim attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. John Plowden is a pediatric cardiologist in Springfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Plowden graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Plowden is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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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 an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Mikolajczak's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital, Gateway Regional Medical Center, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.