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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 is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Patients rated Dr. Cohen highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Counihan focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For his professional training, Dr. Counihan completed a residency program at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Counihan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Curren is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Curren has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Pittsburgh, PA and Natrona Heights, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Heppner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. John Balacko's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Lower Burrell, PA. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balacko accepts.

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

Dr. Syed Husaini's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Lower Burrell, PA. Dr. Husaini honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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.