We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Guy Gerard Lemire, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5122 Marina Pacifica Drive S; #18
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Guy Lemire practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemire include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemire attended medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lemire's training includes a residency program at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Surgery, Corneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Adi Tan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
790 E Willow Street; Suite 150
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Tan specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Tan's clinical interests encompass interventional cardiac catheterization and congenital heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Congenital Heart Disease

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2801 Atlantic Avenue; 3rd Floor
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Setty practices thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Setty include heart failure, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and transplant procedures. Dr. Setty's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and MemorialCare Medical Group. Dr. Setty attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Lung Problems, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold Hoo Seto, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Seto's specialties are adult critical care, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He practices in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Seto completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Seto is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Ultrasound, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Physiology

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2220 Clark Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Floro is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Floro attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Floro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Lili Sheibani Sheibani, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 400
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Lili Wei is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wei include prenatal diagnosis and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Wei's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Wei's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wei takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor; Charles R. Newton Jr. Medical Student Teaching Award, Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor; and Resident of the Year for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, LAC + USC.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Prenatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael V. V Zaragoza, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
2650 Elm Avenue; Suite 301
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zaragoza specializes in pediatric genetics. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Zaragoza has received the following distinctions: Medical Scientist Training Program and NIH / NHLBI Career Development Award (KOB). He speaks Filipino. Dr. Zaragoza is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Dysmorphology, Cardiomyopathy

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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.
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