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We found 5 cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Cleveland, OH.

Dr. Andrea Natale, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Andrea Natale is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Natale is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Natale a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Natale honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Natale studied medicine at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Natale has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Natale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Natale's hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Natale has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J3-4
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Randall Starling is a cardiologist in Cleveland, OH. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Starling include heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Starling has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America and Recipient of numerous NHLBI- and industry-sponsored clinical research grants. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Sarcoidosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darren Paul Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
11100 Euclid Avenue; Department of Pediatrics - Cardiology
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Darren Berman is a pediatric interventional cardiology specialist in Columbus, OH and Cleveland, OH. His clinical interests include congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Berman's professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Berman attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. John Carlos Plana Gomez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
9500 Euclid Avenue; Deskj 1-5
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Juan Plana Gomez's specialty is adult cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Plana Gomez is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor Clinic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Plana Gomez attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Meera Devi Kondapaneni, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Meera Kondapaneni works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Kondapaneni accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. She obtained her medical school training at Gandhi Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Kondapaneni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kondapaneni is professionally affiliated with MetroHealth.

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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.