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We found 32 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Hassan Al-Kafri, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
321 E Street; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Kafri, who practices in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kafri include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and holter monitoring. Dr. Kafri is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kafri's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Kafri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, chronic heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Chemical Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Genaro Cavazos Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
610 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
National City, CA
 

Dr. Genaro Fernandez is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in National City, CA. Dr. Fernandez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Fernandez's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fernandez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, General Care, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Diggs II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Diggs practices adult cardiology. Dr. Diggs has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Diggs honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Diggs attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, chronic heart failure

All Interests: Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. James Robert Hemp, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4033 Third Avenue; Suite 210
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Hemp is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Hemp focuses on heart problems, vascular surgery procedures, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Hemp is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hemp welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Hospital Oakland and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hemp has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Jerome Albert Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1000 Euclid Avenue
National City, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Robinson is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Robinson speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Robinson include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Robinson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, General Care

Dr. Paul S Phillips, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care
230 Prospect Place; #250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Paul Phillips practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips honors. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 Prospect Place; 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jigar Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. He speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include general care and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Manish Kumar Wadhwa, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
501 Washington Street; Suite 512
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Manish Wadhwa is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Wadhwa's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Wadhwa is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. John L Verkleeren, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Verkleeren practices adult cardiology in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital. Dr. Verkleeren's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Verkleeren accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Gilanthony Daral Ungab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
502 Euclid Avenue; Suite 304
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gilanthony Ungab practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ungab include heart problems, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. Dr. Ungab honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ungab attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test

Dr. Jeffrey A Mullvain, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 500
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffry Mullvain's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Mullvain attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Mullvain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullvain takes. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Bobak Salami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Bobak Salami's specialty is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Dr. Salami is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Salami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian, German, and French. Dr. Salami is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Salami has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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Dr. Jeffrey Kent Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1901 Fourth Avenue; Suite 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Williams specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Williams at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Kiyon Chung, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 650
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kiyon Chung, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She speaks Korean. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include heart problems and general care. Dr. Chung is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. She graduated from Mayo Medical School. Dr. Chung's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. Dr. Chung welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Kimura, who practices in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Dr. Kimura takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Kimura attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kimura completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kimura's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Weight Management, Heart Problems, Exercise ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert S Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kumar is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), coronary angiogram, and exercise stress test. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kumar graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kumar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Thrombectomy, ... (Read more)

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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.