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We found 5 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 cardiologist. He is affiliated with UPMC East. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Staffen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1005 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Edward Szabo is a Latrobe, PA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Szabo average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szabo accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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 works as a cardiologist in Pittsburgh, PA, Latrobe, PA, and Monroeville, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hickey takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendenhall accepts. Dr. Mendenhall is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1005 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Mark Milchak is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Milchak accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine.

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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.