We found 5 pediatric cardiologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Faustino Gustavo Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 140
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faustino Ramos practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Mohinder Kumar Thapar, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Pediatric Cardiology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mohinder Thapar specializes in general practice and pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include intensive care. Dr. Thapar's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Government Medical College and Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school and subsequently trained at Safdarjang Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency.

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Clinical interests: Intensive Care

Dr. P. Syamasundar Syamasundar Rao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. P. Rao sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. Dr. Rao is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. He trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Dr. Henry Leroy Iv Burkholder IV, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Henry Burkholder is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Burkholder attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Burkholder is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Michael Lorch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
9250 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Steven Lorch's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Lorch is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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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.