We found 3 cardiologists who accept Humana HMO near New Richmond, WI.

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Dr. Brian Michael Horst, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
535 Hospital Road
New Richmond, WI

Dr. Brian Horst's specialty is adult cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Horst's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and Lakeview Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Johannes Brechtken, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
535 Hospital Road
New Richmond, WI

Dr. Johannes Brechtken is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Brechtken is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Brechtken is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Glenn Albert Nickele, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
535 Hospital Road
New Richmond, WI

Dr. Glenn Nickele specializes in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Nickele completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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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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