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We found 5 cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Temple, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Skeen specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Waco, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Skeen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Chen is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 South 31st St.-cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Smith is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Maziar Mahjoobi practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahjoobi takes. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 S 1st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rajiv Gupta's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Temple, TX. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Calcutta National Medical College, and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata.

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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.