We found 20 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 specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kong takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kong trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vivian Tsai specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai honors. Unfortunately, she is not currently 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. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin is an adult cardiology specialist. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lissin trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. Dr. Lissin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin 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. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Narayan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Narayan include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Narayan obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Narayan is conversant in Tamil.

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

Dr. Donald St. Claire is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. St. Claire performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. Claire accepts. 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)

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

Dr. Aria Dibiase specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dibiase include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Dibiase is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dibiase's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Winkle practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. Dr. Winkle studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winkle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Renee Rodriguez is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Palo Alto, CA and Dublin, CA. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cho's areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cho trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cho's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Cho welcomes 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. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Herr's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Herr is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-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 specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Engel's clinical interests: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Engel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Mullen's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mullen include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Mullen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Ruder graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ruder trained at Maricopa Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Ruder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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

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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.
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