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

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

Dr. Douglas Mielke's specialties are 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. Mielke attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Mielke's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), carotid artery disease, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ackell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

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

Dr. Cherian Varghese's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varghese obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Varghese (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

Dr. Brian Guttormsen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Neenah, WI, Appleton, WI, and Wausau, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Guttormsen include stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Guttormsen is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

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

Dr. Wojciech Nowak is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nowak takes.

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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.