We found 21 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Health Net ELECT Open Access POS for Large and Small Groups 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 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (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 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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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All 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, 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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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 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All 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
795 El Camino Real
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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
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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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is an adult cardiologist. She graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Dr. Ramrakhiani's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is especially interested in heart problems. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is 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: 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. St. Claire's clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. St. Claire is accepting new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, 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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (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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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cho include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cho's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullen include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mullen's practice 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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Mead's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mead's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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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.