We found 12 cardiologists who accept Medicare near Waxahachie, TX.

Dr. Stephen Bryce Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1405 W Jefferson
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Johnston works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnston is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnston accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Warren Kort, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
201 Amanda Lane; Suite 200
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Henry Kort is a medical specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Kort an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Kort has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Amit Jai Verma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 115
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Amit Verma is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Houston, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Tyler, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Verma welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rohit Jamnadas Parmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Rohit Parmar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Parmar average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parmar is a graduate of the University of Bristol Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracy Harpel Laird, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 115
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Tracy Laird practices pediatric cardiology in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Tyler, TX. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Texas Children's Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Laird has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Robert C Stoler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Robert Stoler's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stoler's areas of clinical interest consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and coronary artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoler graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stoler is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Stents, Atherectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Betsy Ann Varghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Betsy George is a cardiologist in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. George's clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. George honors. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. George has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Preventive Care, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. John Ryan Schumacher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. John Schumacher is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schumacher include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Schumacher is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Dallas Diagnostic Association. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Schumacher attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schumacher is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schumacher is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. William Pennock Laird II, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 115
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. W. Laird is a specialist in pediatric interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Laird speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Jay Olen Franklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 West Jefferson Street; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Jay Franklin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Franklin include cryotherapy, electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart block. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Franklin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Franklin is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Wonjin Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. James Choi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choi honors. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Haojie Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1305 West Jefferson; Suite 100
Waxahachie, TX
 

Dr. Haojie Wang's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Wang's clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and preventive care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Wang's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Preventive Care, Lung Problems, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.