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We found 9 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Desoto, TX.

Dr. Saleem Hayat Mallick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3920 W. Wheatland Road; Suite 146
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Saleem Mallick sees patients in Mesquite, TX and Desoto, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Mallick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Mallick (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Mallick is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3450 West Wheatland Road; Po Box Ii, Suite 240
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Archana Srivastava is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Dallas, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Srivastava attended medical school at GSVM Medical College.

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Dr. Imran Afridi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
916 E Highway 67
Duncanville, TX
 

Dr. Imran Afridi sees patients in Duncanville, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Afridi an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
2700 W. Pleasant Run; #240
Lancaster, TX
 

Dr. Adeniran Ariyo is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ariyo is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ariyo honors.

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Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhara, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3450 West Wheatland Road; Suite 240
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhara's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Chandrasekhara studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 Kirnwood Drive
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Gallagher specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Desoto, TX and Dallas, TX. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Gallagher is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
106 Plaza Drive
Red Oak, TX
 

Dr. Federico Maese is a cardiologist in Red Oak, TX and Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maese has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maese takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
925 York Drive
Desoto, TX
 

Dr. Viswanadh Lammata is an adult cardiologist. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lammata is a graduate of Andhra Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
916 E Highway 67
Duncanville, TX
 

Dr. William Posligua practices adult cardiology. Dr. Posligua is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.