We found 4 cardiologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Port Arthur, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3921 Twin City Highway
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Mohammed Islam is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Islam studied medicine at Sir Salimullah Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He 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. Dr. Islam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 500
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Srinivasa Kothapalli works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Port Arthur, TX. He 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. Dr. Kothapalli is a graduate of Andhra Medical College.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2300 Highway; 365 Ste 150
Nederland, TX
 

Dr. Murlidhar Amin is a Nederland, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Amin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2501 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard; Suite 500
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Nidal Buheis works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Buheis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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