We found 7 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Temple, TX.

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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) in Temple, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing 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, Dr. Mixon performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mixon 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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Temple, TX. Dr. Gantt has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Mark Lawrence is an interventional cardiology specialist in Temple, TX. He 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. Lawrence accepts. 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. He has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident; Chief Fellow; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Dehmer attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1901 S 1st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Mock is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Mock is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Mock attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. 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.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease

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

Dr. Gadiel Berrio's specialty is interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. For his residency, Dr. Berrio trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berrio accepts.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS). He attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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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