We found 6 cardiologists near Eureka, CA.

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Dr. David R Ploss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2332 23rd Street
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. David Ploss' areas of specialization are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Ploss highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Ploss's medical residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Dr. Paul Stanger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2700 Dolebeer Street
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Paul Stanger's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Stanger's practice, he is particularly interested in rheumatic heart disease, endocarditis, and kawasaki disease. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Marin General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Stanger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Stanger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2535 Harrison Avenue
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Robert Lock is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Lock has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2773 Harris Street; Suite A
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Michaels is an Eureka, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Michaels graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2773 Harris Street; Suite A
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Hugh Parker sees patients in Eureka, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Parker honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2332 23rd Street
Eureka, CA
 

Dr. Ted Welton's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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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.
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