We found 4 cardiologists who accept ppoNEXT near Palos Park, IL.

Dr. Frank J Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4700 West 95th Street; Suite 205
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Frank Zimmerman is a specialist in pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Oak Lawn, IL. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Zimmerman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Zimmerman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Ramana, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Ramana is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Ramana accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramana's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He has an open panel.

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Dr. James Paul Sur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. James Sur is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Sur is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ameet Hemendra Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13011 South 104th Avenue, Suite 100; 13011 South 104th Avenue, Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ameet Parikh's specialty is adult cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh honors. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Imaging, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Coronary Artery Disease

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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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