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We found 11 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Muhammad Akram Khan, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 380
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Khan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Faisal Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 208
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Wahid is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Wahid is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wahid focuses on consultative cardiology, heart problems, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Wahid (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Consultative Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angioplasty

Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in McKinney, TX, Sherman, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. William Pennock Laird II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
8080 St Highway; 121 Suite 110 A
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. William Laird's areas of specialization are pediatric cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Laird trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laird has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Marc David Krock, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4510 Medical Ctr Drive; Suite 209
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Marc Krock is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Krock is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 380
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Venkata Chilakapati's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Andhra Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Chilakapati (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1441 Redbud Boulevard; Suite 101
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Kanubhai Patel's specialty is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Dr. Faizan Iftikhar, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other
2517 Virginia Parkway; Suite 101
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Faizan Iftikhar is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iftikhar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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Dr. Brian Eades, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Eades is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in McKinney, TX and Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Eades honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Dr. Saleem Md Akbar, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
1601 University; Suite C
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Saleem Akbar is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He works in Allen, TX and McKinney, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Akbar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Akbar is accepting new patients. Dr. Akbar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Dr. Amer Suleman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4541 Medical Center Drive; Suite 800
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Amer Suleman's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Suleman is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suleman honors. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Suleman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Suleman is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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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.