Dr. Christie Mitchell Ballantyne MD Cardiologist

Dr. Christie Ballantyne is a cardiologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Houston Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. Dr. Ballantyne accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 148 doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital and one of 26 at Methodist Hospital who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation

Houston Methodist Hospital
Ranked #18 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Methodist Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Health & Hospital System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1983–1985

University Texas Sw Medical Center Affil Hospitals
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1982–1983

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1985–1988

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 29 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 27 years in Cardiovascular Disease

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Whos Who

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation
2000

Publications & Presentations

Validated context-dependent associations of coronary heart disease risk with genotype variation in the chromosome 9p21 region: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.
Lusk, C. M.,Dyson, G.,Clark, A. G.,Ballantyne, C. M.,Frikke-Schmidt, R.,Tybjærg-Hansen, A.,Boerwinkle, E.,Sing, C. F.

Cardiac and Kidney Markers for Cardiovascular Prediction in Individuals With Chronic Kidney Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Matsushita, K.,Sang, Y.,Ballew, S. H.,Astor, B. C.,Hoogeveen, R. C.,Solomon, S. D.,Ballantyne, C. M.,Woodward, M.,Coresh, J.

Reply: The Association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity and N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Women.
Querejeta Roca, G.,Redline, S.,Punjabi, N.,Claggett, B.,Ballantyne, C. M.,Solomon, S. D.,Shah, A. M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
  • BCBS Arizona BlueAlliance Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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