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Dr. Richard Park MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 3.79 stars (6 ratings)
87 N Airlite Street; Suite #100
Elgin, IL

Dr. Richard Park works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Elgin, IL and Geneva, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Park takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Park completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital and Centegra Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000 - $1,726
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $319 - $643
Aasita Nitin Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
915 Center Street; #2002
Elgin, IL

Dr. Aasita Patel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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What is Cardiac Catheterization?

Cardiac catheterization is a procedure done to check on the health of the heart. A tiny, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel through a very small opening, usually in the groin, and threaded through the blood vessel up to the heart. Once the catheter is in place, it can diagnose problems in the heart and perform certain corrective procedures.

A coronary catheter can be used to:
  • Take blood samples
  • Inject dye for an angiogram
  • Check for valve defects
  • Measure oxygen and pressure levels within the heart chambers
  • Take a biopsy
  • Perform a percutaneous coronary intervention, or procedure to clear blocked arteries
  • Widen narrowed valve openings

Because all of this can be accomplished without the need for open surgery, cardiac catheterization has become a popular option.
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