We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Alliance PPO near Geneva, IL.

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Dr. Barbara Jane Deal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Deal specializes in pediatric cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Deal is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in syncope (fainting) and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deal takes. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Deal completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Deal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), congenital heart disease, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Louise Gotteiner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Nina Gotteiner specializes in pediatric cardiology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gotteiner has a special interest in heart murmur, heart problems, and chest pain. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program. Dr. Gotteiner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Fetal Echocardiography, Chest Pain, Heart Murmur

Dr. Roger Andrew O. Oliveira Defreitas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Roger Defreitas is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study, congenital heart disease, and non-invasive cardiology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Defreitas attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Defreitas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Sabrina Siu Ling Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sabrina Tsao is a pediatric cardiologist. Before completing her residency at Guy's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Tsao attended medical school at United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the University of London. These areas are among Dr. Tsao's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Tsao's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elfriede Pahl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Elfriede Pahl's specialty is pediatric cardiology. She is conversant in German. She is especially interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Pahl is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahl has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Kendra Michelle Ward, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Kendra Ward's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Ward is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ward is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Medication

Dr. Dolores Ann Vitullo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Dolores Vitullo works as a pediatric cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Vitullo's clinical interests: heart murmur, heart problems, and chest pain. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vitullo welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Chest Pain, Heart Murmur, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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