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Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke practices adult cardiology. Dr. Mitschke's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mitschke attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 301
  • Uninsured Cost: $121 - $510
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $178
Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Valderrabano at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valderrabano's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $472 - $624
  • Medicare Cost: $102 - $140
Dr. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mohsin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Mohsin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 409
  • Uninsured Cost: $275 - $850
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $186
Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shih include: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $560
  • Medicare Cost: $60 - $184
Dr. Nancy Ann Ayres, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin - Cardiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Ayres practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Ayres's areas of expertise include prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, and non-invasive cardiology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ayres's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , fetal echocardiography, echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Fetal Echocardiography, Echocardiogram, Newborn Care, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 204
  • Uninsured Cost: $400 - $585
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $145
Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Morris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 220
  • Uninsured Cost: $126 - $519
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $186
Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta, who practices in Kyle, TX, Austin, TX, and Luling, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Mehta takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Mehta trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 432
  • Uninsured Cost: $250 - $280
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $102
Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Keio University, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nishikawa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $132 - $434
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $180
Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2000 Crawford; Suite 925
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland's specialties are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Strickland include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Strickland is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $265
  • Medicare Cost: $134
Dr. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini attended Sapienza University of Rome and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ugolini has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini's practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 230
  • Uninsured Cost: $850
  • Medicare Cost: $189
Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 297
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $190
Dr. Faisal Nabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Nabi is an adult cardiology specialist. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nabi include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nabi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 632
  • Uninsured Cost: $472 - $1,461
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $235
Dr. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, Dr. Khan performed her residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Hypertension, Stents, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 570
  • Uninsured Cost: $200 - $750
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $186
Dr. Ricky Paul Ganim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Ste 2210-b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricky Ganim is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Humble, TX. Dr. Ganim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ganim has received include Texas Super Doctors; Healthcare Professional of the Year Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 244
  • Uninsured Cost: $218 - $810
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $182
Dr. Philip Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Berman is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Berman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stress Testing

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 578
  • Uninsured Cost: $120 - $517
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $188

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What is an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram (or “echo” for short) is an imaging test that uses ultrasound to take real-time pictures of the beating heart. Ultrasound is a very safe and painless way of using high-frequency sound echoes to make pictures of what is inside the body. An echocardiogram can check the size, thickness, and movement of the heart muscle. It can show how blood is flowing within the heart and whether the valves in the heart are working properly. It is sometimes used to check for heart defects or blood clots. It can show fluid building up around the heart or can be used to measure how much blood the heart is pumping with each beat.

The procedure for an echocardiogram is very simple. You will go into a room in a hospital or clinic, remove your shirt, and lay down on a table. If you are also having an EKG (electrocardiogram), small sticky pads with wires will be applied to your chest area. An EKG measures the electric activity of your heart to go along with the ultrasound (echo) information. A clear gel is applied to the skin of your chest to remove any air bubbles between your skin and the machine that provides the ultrasound. Then, a technician moves an ultrasound transducer wand over your chest to gather the image of your heart. It normally takes 15 - 30 minutes and is painless.