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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Skeen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Kyle Smith is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tyler, TX and Temple, TX. 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. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Harvey Chen's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Chen is in-network for 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahjoobi 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from 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.
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