We found 4 pediatric cardiologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Ashish Virendra Banker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Banker specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Banker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Binghamton University and Dr. Dominick Artuso Medical Scholarship, State University of New York at Binghamton University. Dr. Banker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Banker is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Sports Health, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias

Dr. John Edward Pliska, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Pliska is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pliska include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and chest pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children's Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Pliska has received professional recognition including the following: Magna Cum Laude, University of Portland.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Exercise Stress Test, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith Panergo Lazol, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Judith Lazol is a pediatric cardiologist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Lazol is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Exercise Stress Test, Electrocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease, Echocardiogram

Dr. Soi Yu Chan Siegfried, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1901 Sw Hk Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Soi-Yu Chan is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan's medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks German, French, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Chest Pain, Heart Murmur, Heart Palpitations, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias

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What is Pediatric Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are doctors who specialize in children’s heart problems. Their patients may range in age from unborn babies still in the womb to teenagers, and in some cases even adults. The main difference between pediatric cardiology and adult cardiology is not only that pediatric cardiologists treat younger patients. Pediatric cardiologists are much more likely to treat heart problems that are congenital, meaning a patient is born with them.

Due to the advances of modern medicine, babies who are born with congenital heart disorders are more likely than ever to survive into adulthood. In certain cases, pediatric cardiologists continue to provide care for these adult patients, because their training and experience gives them particular insight to the kind of heart problems these adult survivors have.

Other than congenital heart disease, pediatric cardiologists also treat:
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Murmurs or palpitations
  • Infections of the heart
  • Valve disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy, or problems with the heart muscle
  • Arrhythmia, or irregular heart beats
  • Congestive heart failure

A pediatric cardiologist often uses tests called echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (EKG) to examine the structure and activity of the heart. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment may involve lifestyle changes, catheterization (where a thin tube is threaded through a blood vessel to the heart to open blockages or provide further information), or surgery.
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