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We found 8 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 works as a pediatric cardiologist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and the University of London, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kishor Avasarala is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Avasarala (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Avasarala is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Avasarala 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. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Avasarala welcomes 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 sees patients in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Larkspur, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rosenfeld performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenfeld is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Helton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Helton has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Mae Newkumet, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing Circle; Suite 150b
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Newkumet's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Newkumet takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Dr. Newkumet attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Health. Dr. Newkumet has an open panel.

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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 pediatric cardiology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurio include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Kurio performed his residency 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 professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarina Kumari Behera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Sarina Behera specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and San Rafael, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Behera include heart problems. Dr. Behera is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behera accepts. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Behera obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is conversant in Medical Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alok Bose practices pediatric cardiology in Brentwood, CA, Larkspur, CA, and Oakland, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bose trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Bose is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.