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We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Jonathan Dean Mock, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Mock practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Mock performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include C. Charles Welch, MD Outstanding Fellow Award, 2011-2012 and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2007-2008. Dr. Mock is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Randy Fred McCollough, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2207 South Clear Creek Boulevard; Suite #304
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Randy McCollough is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Harker Heights, TX and Killeen, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. McCollough honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Sunil Sumant Naik, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2405 S Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Naik is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naik graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Naik is conversant in Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
800 W Central Texas Expressway; Suite 355
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Pandya's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Harker Heights, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya accepts. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Pandya has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.