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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Net PPO near Fullerton, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 100
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Jon Sherman's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise consist of heart failure, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Sherman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

Dr. Duane E Bridges, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1400 N. Harbor Boulevard; Suite 100
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Duane Bridges is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Bridges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include heart failure. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bridges graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bridges takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Harishchandra N Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
3400 West Ball Road; Suite 203
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Harishchandra Patel is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), angioplasty, and pacemaker. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Pacemaker, Angiogram, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph K Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16262 E. Whittier Boulevard; #21
Whittier, CA

Dr. Joseph Song specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Whittier, CA. Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and French. In his practice, Dr. Song focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stents. Dr. Song is affiliated with PIH Health and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Song trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stents, Arrhythmias, Angioplasty

Dr. Paul Bennett Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2240 N. Harbor Boulevard; Suite 200
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Paul Weinstein sees patients in Fullerton, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinstein trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Afshan B. B Hameed, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
300 W. Carl Karcher Way
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Afshan Hameed, who practices in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Fullerton, CA, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Hameed attended the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University for medical school. Dr. Hameed honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Best Doctors in America - Cardiovascular Disease; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Hameed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Hameed's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Women's Heart Disease, Intensive Care, Anticoagulants, Pregnancy

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.