We found 12 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Temple, TX.

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

Dr. Mark Lawrence is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lawrence trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for his residency. He has received distinctions including Chief Resident; Chief Fellow; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is 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 medical specialist in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Mixon is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015.

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

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

Dr. D. Gantt is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gantt include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Gantt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015. Dr. Gantt is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Bao Hoai Le, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 South 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Bao Le sees patients in College Station, TX and Temple, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Le attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Le has received the following distinctions: Best Abstract Presentation, ACP Regional Meeting; Best Abstract Presentation, Scott & White Research Day, 2008, 2007; and Sparks Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Pacemaker, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Dehmer is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Temple, TX. Dr. Dehmer is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Jonathan Dean Mock, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1901 S 1st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Mock is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mock trained at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Mock takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: C. Charles Welch, MD Outstanding Fellow Award, 2011-2012 and Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2007-2008.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rocky Bilhartz is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. 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. Bilhartz is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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, 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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Dr. Gadiel A Berrio, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gadiel Berrio is an interventional cardiologist. For his residency, Dr. Berrio trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. 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 is conversant in 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
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joji Varghese specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Temple, TX and Abilene, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varghese honors. He is a graduate of T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha.

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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 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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