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We found 5 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Premier near Temple, TX.

Dr. Catherine Janise McNeal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Catherine McNeal's specialties are adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. She practices in Temple, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. McNeal include cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. McNeal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. McNeal has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha; American Academy of Pediatrics Research Award; and National Science Foundation Career Advancement Award. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Problems, Apheresis, Insulin Resistance

Dr. John Edward Pliska, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Pliska is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Corpus Christi, TX, Temple, TX, and College Station, TX. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Pliska attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pliska include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and chest pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Magna Cum Laude, University of Portland. Dr. Pliska is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Exercise Stress Test, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Panergo Lazol, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Judith Lazol is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and College Station, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lazol obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Exercise Stress Test, Electrocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiogram

Dr. Soi Yu Chan Siegfried, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Soi-Yu Chan works as a pediatric cardiologist. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Chan 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. Her residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks German, French, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Heart Palpitations, Chest Pain, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Ashish Virendra Banker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Banker works as a pediatric cardiologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Banker attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Banker has received distinctions including Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Binghamton University and Dr. Dominick Artuso Medical Scholarship, State University of New York at Binghamton University. In addition to English, Dr. Banker (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Sports Health, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.