We found 3 cardiologists who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near New Castle, PA.

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Dr. Shirah Shore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
529 Terry Reiley Way
Pottsville, PA
 

Dr. Shirah Shore's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Shore attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She takes Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Cardiology.

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Dr. Ram Niwas Bishnoi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
529 Terry Reiley Way
Pottsville, PA
 

Dr. Ram Bishnoi is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. He trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. Dr. Bishnoi is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Coventry Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Cardiology.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
106 S Claude A Lord Boulevard
Pottsville, PA
 

Dr. Tariq Hafiz is a cardiologist. Dr. Hafiz attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hafiz is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hafiz is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, 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.
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