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About Dr. Fadi M Shamsham MD
Dr. Fadi M Shamsham has the following 3 specialties
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
Dr. Fadi M Shamsham has the following 6 expertise
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Transesophageal Echocardiography
- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Unstable Angina
- Heart Block
Dr. Fadi M Shamsham is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Fadi M Shamsham - Posted on June 1st, 2018
Dr Shamsham did an procedure yesterday morning looking for blockages around my heart. Dr Shamsham found the blockage and put in a stent. Today I walked the dog to the postbox and back home via the lakefront climbed the hill with NO tightness or breathlessness. I am very gratefull to Dr Shamsham for what is for me a momementous occasion. This is one very happy old Sailor.
Very Glad to have him in our town.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Fadi M Shamsham - Posted on May 27th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Fadi M Shamsham - Posted on September 1st, 2015
He had an obsession with a cardiac birth defect that I haven't had problems with in years. Despite telling him repeatedly that wasn't my chief complaint, he still obsessed about it. Then he did a transradial cardiac cath with inadequate anesthesia and the pain during the procedure was excruciating. I will never return to his office again.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Fadi M Shamsham - Posted on February 20th, 2014
This doctor is totally focused on your office visit or procedure. He is very professional while showing a very caring and concerned side. Other doctors have stated their respect for him and his medical knowledge and accuracy. I would highly recommend Dr. Shamsham. One negative is his receptionist comes across initially as distant, although efficient.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
26 Years Experience
American University Of Beirut
Graduated in 1993
Staten Island University Hospital
Dr. Fadi M Shamsham Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Fadi M Shamsham
Practice includes: Nuclear stress testing, transesophageal echocardiography, coronary angioplasty/ stent placement, peripheral vascular interventions, pacemaker, AICD, CRT-D implantation.
Locations & DirectionsSOUTHERN ILLINOIS HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER PC, 4115 S Water Tower Pl, Mount Vernon, IL
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