We found 12 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Joseph Marcella is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Marcella speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Waterbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Marcella has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Alvaro Saul Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Rios is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rios is especially interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rios graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rios speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,174
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. John Vijayakar Jayachandran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Rosedale
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. John Jayachandran sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave Dr. Jayachandran an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD), ablation, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle. 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 welcomes new patients. Dr. Jayachandran attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Jayachandran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, General Care, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,019 - $1,174
  • Medicare Cost: $426 - $494
Dr. Scott Evan Ewing, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1050 5th Avenue; Suite E
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Ewing, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ewing's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ewing is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Ewing attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Nayyar Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1900 Mistletoe Boulevard; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Syed Shah is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Shah is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $792 - $962
  • Medicare Cost: $437 - $505
Dr. George Cheeran James, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. George James is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. James include peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. James is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. James's residency was performed 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. Dr. James has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,174
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Doan has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kenneth McBride works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Fort Worth, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McBride's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. McBride is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McBride's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,358
  • Medicare Cost: $507
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. 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 Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $962
  • Medicare Cost: $511
Dr. Theodore Sunao Takata, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Terrell Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Takata is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takata accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Takata has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,120 - $1,348
  • Medicare Cost: $443 - $498
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Keith Vasenius' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasenius accepts. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vasenius completed a residency program at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vasenius's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $503
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Chandrase Nair's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include carotid artery disease, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. 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. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Nair attended Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Nair (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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.