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's specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Lawrence is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His distinctions include: 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. Timothy A Mixon, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Division of Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Mixon practices interventional cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixon attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015. Dr. Mixon 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. David Scott Gantt, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. D. Gantt is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. Gantt's clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gantt's education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Abstract Presentation, ACP Regional Meeting; Best Abstract Presentation, Scott & White Research Day, 2008, 2007; and Sparks Scholarship. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le is professionally 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dehmer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; America's Top Cardiologists, Listed by Consumer's Research Council of America; and Kern Wildenthal Research Award, 1980, 1981. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mock honors. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Mock performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. 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. Dr. Mock is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Bilhartz attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bilhartz honors. 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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joji Varghese's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Varghese is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha.

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

Dr. Maziar Mahjoobi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mahjoobi 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 works as an interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Berrio completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Calcutta National Medical College, and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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