We found 6 cardiologists who accept Gold Compass Balanced 500 near Brownsville, TX.

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Kader Morsy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
844 Central Boulevard; Suite 170
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Mohamed Morsy works as a cardiologist. He studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morsy is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Uptown Avenue
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Silva sees patients in Brownsville, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Silva attended medical school at Autonomous University of Tamaulipas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silva takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Silva include: Master of Laws in USA Law/Washignton University School of Law and Master Science in Health Law Nova University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
844 Central Boulevard; Suite 170
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Gomez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Gomez studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
864 Central Boulevard; Suite 400
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Kim Cockins works as an adult cardiologist in McAllen, TX and Brownsville, TX. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Cockins is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
100b E Alton Gloor Boulevard; Suite 110
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Amer Salhadar practices pediatric cardiology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Salhadar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
864 Central Boulevard; Suite 1100
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Monarrez practices pediatric cardiology. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monarrez takes.

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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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