We found 8 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Aetna HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Marcella specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Marcella's areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Marcella has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Marcella's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1650 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. Dr. Delaughter is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Delaughter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 72
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,115
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $443 - $490
Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Doan's clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Doan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Edema, Hypertension, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Wade McBride, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth McBride's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. McBride's professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. McBride attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. McBride speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,358
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $507

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. These areas are among Dr. Malik's clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. For his professional training, Dr. Malik completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $962
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $511
Dr. George Cheeran James, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. George James is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. James has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Christian Medical College for medical school, Dr. James completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and Christian Medical College, Vellore. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,174
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandrase Nair is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Kottayam and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. These areas are among Dr. Nair's clinical interests: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Vasenius performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $503

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What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.

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