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

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

Dr. Michael Curren's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Curren attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Curren takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Cohen takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Cohen attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Counihan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Counihan has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Counihan's training includes a residency program at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Bradley Heppner, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Heppner attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Heppner is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Syed Husaini's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Balacko is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Lower Burrell, PA. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Balacko graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School 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.