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We found 24 cardiologists who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Chun's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Chun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chun is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); she sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kong include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai works as a cardiologist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on heart problems. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Smith has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests encompass heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Benedick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Lissin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. Dr. Lissin's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lissin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lissin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Narayan's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Engel completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Engel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel accepts. Dr. Engel is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Dibiase's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibiase has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Winkle has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derek Yuzo Obayashi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Derek Obayashi's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Obayashi's areas of expertise include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obayashi accepts. Dr. Obayashi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
265 Campus Drive; G1105 Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Stanford, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sturzu include heart problems. Dr. Sturzu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Sturzu has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. St. Claire trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani works as a cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ramrakhiani has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ramrakhiani honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bob S Hu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bob Hu works as an adult cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Hu's clinical interests include heart problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Hu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA. He is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Woods studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Woods's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

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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.