We found 9 interventional cardiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. George Aycock, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Aycock honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Rogers works as an interventional cardiologist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Rogers studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Luther Carter is a specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Carter honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Franklin Fleischhauer is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Fleischhauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Pickens' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Pensacola, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pickens honors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5151 N 9th Avenue; Suite 200
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Charles Mayes practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Mayes attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1717 N E Street; Suite 331
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Safwan Jaalouk is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Pensacola, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaalouk accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5151 N 9th Avenue; Suite 200
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Mark Grise's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Grise studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grise accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5151 N 9th Avenue; Suite 200
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Rohit Amin practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Amin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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