We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Temple, TX.

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Dr. David Scott Gantt, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. David Gantt is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Temple, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gantt include cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Gantt has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Timothy A Mixon, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Division of Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Mixon is a specialist in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mixon trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Dean Mock, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1901 S 1st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Mock works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Mock is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include C. Charles Welch, MD Outstanding Fellow Award, 2011-2012 and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2007-2008. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Gregory J Dehmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 S 31st Street; Cardiology Division (ms 33 Suite 156)
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Dehmer works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dehmer studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; America's Top Cardiologists, Listed by Consumer's Research Council of America; and Kern Wildenthal Research Award, 1980, 1981.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Failure, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark E Lawrence, DO
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Mark Lawrence practices interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawrence takes. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Lawrence has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident; Chief Fellow; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Gadiel A Berrio, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gadiel Berrio works as an interventional cardiologist in Temple, TX and College Station, TX. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berrio speaks Spanish. Dr. Berrio is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajiv Gupta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Temple, TX. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS).

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.
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