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

Dr. Michael Mitschke's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Webster, TX. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) is conversant in French, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $730
  • Medicare Cost: $138
Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Valderrabano include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Dr. Valderrabano attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Valderrabano's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes new patients.

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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 cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Mohsin attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohsin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mohsin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Ayres is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Ayres trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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 is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 welcomes new patients.

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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. Amy Lea Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Woodruff is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave Dr. Woodruff a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Woodruff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Woodruff is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , echocardiogram (echo)

All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 150
  • Uninsured Cost: $245 - $970
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $178
Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nishikawa takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nishikawa studied medicine at Keio University. His training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Nishikawa has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ugolini's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ugolini honors. After completing medical school at Sapienza University of Rome, Dr. Ugolini performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Faisal Nabi is a cardiologist. He studied medicine at 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. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Nabi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nabi is open to 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. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Sartori has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stents, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 235
  • Uninsured Cost: $80 - $247
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $178
Dr. Alpesh Rasik Shah, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
Smith Tower
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alpesh Shah sees patients in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and Lake Jackson, TX. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and angiogram (angiography). His average rating from his patients 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 260
  • Uninsured Cost: $135 - $665
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $186
Dr. Masroor Abdul-Qadir Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 124
  • Uninsured Cost: $303 - $816
  • Medicare Cost: $62 - $185
Dr. David Alexander Samuels, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Samuels specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Samuels is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Samuels welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 737
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393
  • Medicare Cost: $187

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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.