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We found 6 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Paris, TX.

Dr. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Adam Shapira is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Decatur, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapira is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Shapira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Lee Ann A Pearse, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3150 Clarksville Street; Suite 100
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Lee Pearse is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Dallas, TX, Paris, TX, and Frisco, TX. Dr. Pearse is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Pearse attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Pearse (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Norwegian and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. David Edwards practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Edwards's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jai Varma's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Varma attended Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Varma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1775 Farm Road 195
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Khalid Shafiq's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Shafiq attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shafiq honors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1128 Clarksville Street; Suite 200
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Arjumand Hashmi specializes in adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hashmi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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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.