We found 20 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept United Healthcare PPO near East Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Roger Winkle's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkle welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Vivian Tsai is an adult cardiology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on heart problems. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Tsai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (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 specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kong's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lissin focuses on heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lissin accepts. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lissin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Narayan attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan honors. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Ruder has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruder takes. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Ruder attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Ruder is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. Claire accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Christopher Woods specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Woods include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woods accepts. Dr. Woods is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (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 is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His areas of expertise include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Aria Dibiase is an adult cardiology specialist. Her areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Dibiase performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Dibiase's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramrakhiani include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramrakhiani is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Renee Marie Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Renee Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include heart problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's medical residency was performed at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shaun Cho's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cho trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cho include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cho honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Afib Catheter ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Engel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Engel focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Engel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Engel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sturzu studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturzu honors. Dr. Sturzu is open to new patients.

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.
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