We found 33 cardiologists who accept CIGNA Network near Houston, TX.

Dr. Wayne Jay Franklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Franklin specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. In Dr. Franklin's practice, he is particularly interested in congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franklin honors. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Franklin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Valderrabano is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valderrabano is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Los Angeles VA Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Pacemaker

Dr. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, Dr. Ugolini completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Ugolini average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stents, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Faisal Nabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Nabi works as a cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Nabi average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. Dr. Nabi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nabi graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Nabi has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo A Torre-Amione, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Torre is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Torre is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Torre takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Torre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Rasik Shah, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
Smith Tower
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alpesh Shah is an interventional cardiologist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and Lake Jackson, TX. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Schroth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6431 Fannin; Msb 1.256
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Schroth is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroth include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schroth has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Park's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Park's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amish S Dave, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amish Dave is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dave include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Dave is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dave has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Dean Estep Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Estep is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Estep include brachytherapy (seed implants), heart transplant, and angioplasty. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Estep is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Su-Min Min Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6550 Fannin Sm 677
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Su-Min Chang's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chang trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas R Bree, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6560 Fannin Street; #620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Bree works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Bree's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bree has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Vladimirovna Adrogue, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6431 Fannin Street; Ste 1.248
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julia Adrogue's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. She practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, Dr. Adrogue focuses on coronary artery disease and angiogram (angiography). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She attended medical school at Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adrogue takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Adrogue's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Neal S Kleiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street; F1035
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neal Kleiman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Kleiman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleiman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen H Little, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Little's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Little include mitral valve prolapse, aortic aneurysm, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Little studied medicine at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Little completed his residency training at London Health Sciences Centre. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little takes. Dr. Little is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

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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.