We found 95 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Andrea Natale, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3000 N Ih35; Suite 720
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Natale works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Natale is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Natale's patients gave Dr. Natale an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Natale honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Natale attended medical school at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Natale has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Natale (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Natale's professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Natale's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Heart Failure & Transplant Ernest A. Advanced Haeusslein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 514
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Haeusslein's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology; he sees patients in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Burnet, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Haeusslein takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is open to new patients. Dr. Haeusslein obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Mechanical Circulatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Vu D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vu Nguyen specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and German. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Thomas R McMinn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 N Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas McMinn, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. McMinn's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. McMinn speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Michael G Watkins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Watkins is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Watkins include second opinions, preventive cardiology, and cardiac rehabilitation treatment. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Watkins graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Consultation, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Stress Testing, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio F Hong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Hong specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include electrophysiological (EP) study, pacemaker, and radiofrequency ablation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hong's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiological Study, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker

Dr. Osvaldo "steve" Gigliotti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Osvaldo Gigliotti is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery stenting and peripheral vascular interventions. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Gigliotti graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Gigliotti has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Manning Hranitzky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3000 N. Ih-35; Suite 700
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Hranitzky is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hranitzky is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hranitzky trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hranitzky has received distinctions including Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, Heart Rhythm Society; Director of Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Progr, Duke University Medical Center; and Strength, Hope, Caring Team Award, Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Francis Joseph Zidar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 N Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Frank Zidar works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Austin, TX. Dr. Zidar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Tuan Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tuan Nguyen's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Mark J Pirwitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pirwitz sees patients in Austin, TX and Burnet, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pirwitz include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and stress testing. Dr. Pirwitz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Pirwitz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, Dr. Pirwitz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Stress Testing, Coronary Angioplasty

Dr. Arthur M Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 N Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Smith's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Austin, TX, La Grange, TX, and San Marcos, TX. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Caitlin McAneny Giesler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7900 Fm 1826, Southwest Health Plaza 1; Suite 170
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Caitlin Giesler practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giesler takes. Dr. Giesler is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Giesler has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Consultation, Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram

Dr. Mark Francis Picone, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 N Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Picone is a specialist in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Picone graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. The average patient rating for Dr. Picone is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Allen Carlson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3801 N Lamar Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Carlson, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Carlson is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Carlson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carlson obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Tannon Dajuan Carroll, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tannon Carroll is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Round Rock, TX, Austin, TX, and Burnet, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stress testing. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Carroll graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Carroll is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carroll accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Disease, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angioplasty

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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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