We found 5 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Platinum near Neenah, WI.

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Dr. Douglas William Mielke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Douglas Mielke works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Neenah, WI, Ripon, WI, and Berlin, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Mielke include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), carotid artery disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mielke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Hummel Ackell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Peter Ackell practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), carotid artery disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Ackell takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ackell attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Neil Guttormsen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Brian Guttormsen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Guttormsen's clinical interests: stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Cherian J Varghese, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Cherian Varghese is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Appleton, WI, Shawano, WI, and New London, WI. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Varghese is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Varghese (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1506 S Oneida Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Wojciech Nowak's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Appleton, WI. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nowak takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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