We found 32 cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Life and Health Insurance Company near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chun is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
East Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kong's clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is an adult cardiology specialist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Tsai has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tsai studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benedick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Lissin focuses on heart problems. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Tamil. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narayan include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane T Lombard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jane Lombard, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lombard include heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lombard honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Lombard attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lombard speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepu S Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Deepu Nair sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Nair's clinical interests include heart problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nair welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Renee Marie Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Renee Rodriguez is a pediatric cardiology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael X Pham, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3801 Miranda Avenue; Cardiology Section (111c)
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pham specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Pham is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed Dr. Engel at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dibiase include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Dibiase is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Dibiase attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dibiase takes. Dr. Dibiase is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winkle is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chidambaram (Chad) Rammohan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Chad Rammohan, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rammohan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rammohan obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
265 Campus Drive; G1105 Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sturzu include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). His education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sturzu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (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.