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Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer MD

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer MD

Cardiovascular Disease Specialist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(832) 325-7211


Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer received his medical degree from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass.

Board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Taegtmeyer specializes in cardiology (consultative and outpatient), cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, electrocardiography, heart failure and obesity.

Dr. Taegtmeyer is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha, and is a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS). He served as president of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism (SHCM) from 2006 to 2009. In addition, Dr. Taegtmeyer has supervised 12 graduate students and 16 postdoctoral fellows, and he has mentored 15 medical or surgical residents on research rotations as well as 43 summer students. Many of his students hold academic appointments in the United States and Germany.

Dr. Taegtmeyer was a full member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Metabolism Study Section from 1989 to 1993 and has since served as an ad hoc member of various NIH study sections on a yearly basis. In 2005 the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) named Dr. Taegtmeyer to the NIH Protocol Review Committee for the IMMEDIATE Trial, a double-blind randomized controlled trial of intravenous glucose, insulin and potassium for acute coronary syndromes in emergency medical services. In 2006 he was named to the NHLBI Data Safety Monitoring Board for the IMMEDIATE Trial. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the University Clinical Research Center since 1995, and on the MacDonald Fund Research Committee since 2007.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Freiburg, 1968
Internships & Residency
Boston Medical Center, 1973
Brigham & Women's Hospital, 1975
Brigham & Womens Hospital, 1976
Clinical Interests
Heart Failure
PCP Number
Cities Served
Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp