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

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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Lemire's areas of expertise include the following: hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. Unfortunately, Dr. Lemire is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Laval University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. In addition to English, Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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)

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

Dr. Shaun Setty is a thoracic surgeon in Long Beach, CA. He has a special interest in heart failure, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and transplant procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Setty attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Setty speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2220 Clark Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Floro works as an adult cardiologist. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Floro honors. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Floro completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Floro speaks Spanish. His 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. Arnold Hoo Seto, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Seto is a critical care specialist, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Seto is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Seto is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. Lili Wei's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Wei (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wei include prenatal diagnosis and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Keck Medicine of USC. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Wei attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Wei is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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. Aaron Jacob Epstein, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 400
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Epstein is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Adventist Health System, and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Epstein is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Epstein completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Epstein takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Jr. Resident Reporter, ACOG, New Orleans; Edmondson Summer Fellowship Award, 1996-1998; and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. Michael Zaragoza is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Zaragoza studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received distinctions including Medical Scientist Training Program and NIH / NHLBI Career Development Award (KOB). In addition to English, Dr. Zaragoza speaks Filipino. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.