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We found 7 cardiologists who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near Larkspur, CA.

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Dr. Hitendra Thakorbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Hitendra Patel's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is conversant in Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel attended medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London. He completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Vascular Disease, Heart Problems, Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kishor Avasarala, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Kishor Avasarala is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Avasarala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Avasarala's clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Bellary and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. His residency was performed at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Avasarala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Avasarala is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Pericarditis, Syncope, Cardiomyopathy, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Michael Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Howard Rosenfeld's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosenfeld's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Rosenfeld attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosenfeld accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Gregg Helton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. James Helton works as a pediatric cardiologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Helton takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Helton's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Newkumet's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Newkumet is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Newkumet's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Health. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Howard Kurio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Kurio is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Kurio has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurio accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kurio has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kurio is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Alok Bose's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bose attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Bose is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (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.