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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Natale is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Natale's patients gave Dr. Natale an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Natale honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Natale attended medical school at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Natale has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Natale (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Natale's professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Natale's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

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

Dr. Darren Berman's area of specialization is pediatric interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nationwide Children's Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Berman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Randall Starling's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). Patient ratings for Dr. Starling average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America and Recipient of numerous NHLBI- and industry-sponsored clinical research grants. Dr. Starling is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

Dr. Juan Plana Gomez is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Plana Gomez trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor Clinic.

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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 sees patients in Cleveland, OH. Her medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kondapaneni accepts. Dr. Kondapaneni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is 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.
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