We found 4 cardiologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Cheyenne, WY.

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UCHealth - Thomas Matthew MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
5050 Powderhouse Road
Cheyenne, WY
 

Dr. Thomas Matthew is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Matthew an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matthew accepts. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally ... (Read more)

Damon M. Kennedy, DO - Heart and Vascular Surgical Services
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2301 House Avenue; Suite 207
Cheyenne, WY
 

Dr. Damon Kennedy's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kennedy's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Pei Jai Michael Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2360 E. Pershing Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY
 

Dr. Pei-Jai Ho practices adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Ho is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2301 House Avenue
Cheyenne, WY
 

Dr. Michael Higginbotham sees patients in Cheyenne, WY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higginbotham honors.

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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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