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

Dr. Michael Mitschke is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mitschke's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting 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 is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Valderrabano is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Valderrabano 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 an open panel. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Mohsin attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Mohsin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohsin's 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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Shih highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Shih has an open panel.

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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' specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Ayres graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her areas of expertise include prenatal diagnosis, fetal echocardiography, and non-invasive cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayres honors. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Morris 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Kyle, TX, Austin, TX, and Luling, TX. His clinical interests include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Philip Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Berman is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart attack, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berman is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Chest Pain, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 578
  • Uninsured Cost: $120 - $517
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $188
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; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nishikawa include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa studied medicine at Keio University. For his residency, Dr. Nishikawa trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nishikawa is open to 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 specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Strickland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His areas of expertise 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. In addition to English, Dr. Strickland speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini obtained her medical school training at Sapienza University of Rome and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini is accepting 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. Brian L Walton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Walton specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Walton's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, angioplasty, and peripheral vascular disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Walton is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Stents, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Angioplasty, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 176
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,404
  • Medicare Cost: $190
Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nabi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nabi is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nabi's office for an appointment.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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

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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.