We found 4 cardiologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Waqar A Khan, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
425 Holderrieth Street; Suite 212
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Waqar Khan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Khan graduated from King Edward Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His clinical interests include angioplasty, heart attack, and pacemaker. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Khan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Attack, Pacemaker, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. James Leland Strickland, PhD, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 School Street; Suite 12
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Strickland's areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Strickland is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa S Mandviwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; #110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Mandviwala practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mandviwala's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mandviwala graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Trujillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
425 Holderrieth Boulevard; Suite 212
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Trujillo is a Tomball, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Trujillo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Baja California. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Dr. Trujillo is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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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