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We found 6 cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Natrona Heights, PA.

Dr. Jeffrey S Cohen, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1800 Union Avenue; Suite B
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen practices cardiology (heart disease) in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. Dr. Cohen has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Dr. Peter James Counihan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1800 Union Avenue; Suite B
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Peter Counihan practices adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Counihan average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Counihan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Michael Joseph Curren Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1800 Union Avenue; Suite B
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Michael Curren practices adult cardiology. Dr. Curren obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In his practice, Dr. Curren focuses on echocardiogram (echo). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1800 Union Avenue; Suite B
Natrona Heights, PA
 

Dr. Bradley Heppner is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Heppner is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heppner is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Heppner attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Dr. John Andrew Balacko, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2781 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA
 

Dr. John Balacko specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Balacko is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2781 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA
 

Dr. Syed Husaini practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Lower Burrell, PA. He is an in-network provider for 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.