We found 5 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Open Access near Knoxville, TN.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 W. Clinch Avenue; Suite 420
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jeffory Jennings' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Before completing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Jennings attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jennings is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Dr. David M Hurst, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 West Clinch Avenue; Koppel Plaza Suite 420
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. David Hurst's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Hurst is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium, Dr. Hurst attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2001 Laurel Avenue; Suite Ng4
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Yvonne Bremer practices pediatric cardiology in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Bremer is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2100 W. Clinch Avenue; Suite 420
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Sumeet Sharma is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Knoxville, TN. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. Dr. Sharma obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2001 Laurel Avenue; Suite Ng4
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Liske is a pediatric cardiologist in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Liske accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.
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