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We found 4 cardiologists who accept Coventry Bronze near Kingston, PA.

Dr. Robert Nicholas Staffen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1005 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA

Dr. Robert Staffen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staffen honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC East.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1005 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA

Dr. Edward Szabo is a specialist in adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szabo takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Dr. Gavin William Hickey, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5832 State Rte. 981
Latrobe, PA

Dr. Gavin Hickey specializes in cardiology (heart disease). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hickey attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Hickey completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hickey's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. George Stuart Mendenhall, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5832 State Rte. 981
Latrobe, PA

Dr. G. Mendenhall works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Latrobe, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Mendenhall studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.