We found 8 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 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 practices interventional cardiology in Temple, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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. Dr. Lawrence 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 works as an interventional cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mixon obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015. He is professionally 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 a Temple, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gantt graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gantt's distinctions include: 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. 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 Temple, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dehmer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Dr. Dehmer is 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mock is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mock accepts. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mock has received include 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in College Station, TX and Temple, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Bilhartz has received the following distinction: 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 practices interventional cardiology in Temple, TX and College Station, TX. Dr. Berrio honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at 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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