Finding Providers
loading

We found 17 providers matching pacemaker implantation and who accept Blue Choice near Plano, TX.

Dr. Hafiza Hassan Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Khan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Plano, TX and Denton, TX. Dr. Khan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,073 - $1,333
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $487
Dr. David Albert Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz specializes in adult cardiology and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,550
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Trieu Quang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 650
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Trieu Ho's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,224 - $3,350
  • Medicare Cost: $438 - $503
Dr. Rajjit Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
399 West Campbell Road; Suite 300
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Rajjit Abrol works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He has a special interest in tilt table test, ablation, and pacemaker. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abrol is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Abrol (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Abrol is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Resources.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Tilt Table Test, Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $1,115
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $472
Dr. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, 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.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,224 - $3,350
  • Medicare Cost: $424 - $458
Dr. Brian Todd Blatt, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 W Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Brian Blatt is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Blatt attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Blatt has an open panel.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,110 - $1,530
  • Medicare Cost: $429 - $492
Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , pacemaker implantation

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

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jason Finkelstein is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Decatur, TX and Plano, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finkelstein accepts. Dr. Finkelstein graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,350
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. James Brian Deville, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. James Deville works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ablation, heart problems, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Deville's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arrythmia Management. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deville takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Deville has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Ablation, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,346
  • Medicare Cost: $471
Dr. Kamran A Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizvi attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rizvi is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,067 - $1,330
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $467
Dr. Ambarish Gopal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ambarish Gopal is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Dr. Gopal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Gopal attended Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gopal is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation, pacemaker implantation

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Research, Hemodialysis Access ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, 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.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,224 - $3,350
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $470
Dr. David William Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt sees patients in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Prewitt's clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prewitt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,550
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Gary P Fazio, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Fazio's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Denton, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and pacemaker. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Fazio is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,581
  • Medicare Cost: $480
Dr. Thomas Patrick Beveridge, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Beveridge is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Beveridge takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,082 - $1,285
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $500
Dr. John Michael Dimaio, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Dimaio is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. Dr. Dimaio is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , permanent pacemaker implantation, temporary pacemaker insertion

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pacemaker, Aortic Valve Disease, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a tiny device, implanted under the skin, which controls arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat. The contractions of a healthy heart are controlled by tiny electrical impulses within the body. If something goes wrong with this internal electrical system, a pacemaker can take over and keep the heart beating in a regular rhythm.

The device consists of a battery and two insulated wires that will carry electricity to the heart. In most cases, the wires are put into position through a small incision near the shoulder and threaded through a large vein. A battery pack, about the size of a silver dollar, is inserted just under the collarbone, and the wires are connected to it.

The pacemaker monitors your heartbeat. Newer models can even measure temperature, respiration, and other vital signs, constantly sending them to your physician. Pacemakers adjust to activity level, and do not intervene unless the heart begins to beat irregularly. If this happens, low-energy electrical impulses are temporarily given to the heart in a stable rhythm to get the heart beating back in time.

In adults, pacemakers are usually inserted using minimal anesthesia. You will be given medication to make you drowsy and block pain. After the procedure, you may have swelling and discomfort while the incisions heal. It’s important to take things slowly at first to allow your heart to adjust to the pacemaker. Normal activity can be resumed within a few days, but heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several weeks.