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We found 21 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Redwood City, CA.

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); she sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kong include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All 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 works as a cardiologist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on heart problems. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tsai is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Smith has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Narayan honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Narayan's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Narayan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests encompass heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Benedick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Lissin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. Dr. Lissin's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lissin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lissin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani works as a cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ramrakhiani has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ramrakhiani honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. St. Claire trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Engel completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Engel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel accepts. Dr. Engel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Derek Yuzo Obayashi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Derek Obayashi's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Obayashi's areas of expertise include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Obayashi accepts. Dr. Obayashi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Winkle has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Dibiase's areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibiase has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Sturzu is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Stanford, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sturzu include heart problems. Dr. Sturzu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Sturzu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaun Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Cho is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Cho's areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cho is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cho honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Afib Catheter ... (Read more)

Dr. William L Mullen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. William Mullen, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Mullen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Mullen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Attack

Dr. Robert Hardwin Mead, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. R. Mead, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and Monterey, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Mead focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Mead is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mead is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.