We found 29 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Diego, CA.

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

Dr. James Hemp is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hemp average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, vascular surgery procedures, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Hemp is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hemp is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland and Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Gary Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 650
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Friedman is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Friedman focuses on heart problems, intensive care, and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. Dr. Friedman obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Raul Oviedo-Linares, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
502 Euclid Avenue; Suite #104
National City, CA
 

Dr. Raul Oviedo-Linares is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Oviedo-Linares include heart problems and general care. Dr. Oviedo-Linares is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at National University of San Agustin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Oviedo-Linares (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Jeffry Mullvain works as a cardiologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullvain's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullvain attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Mullvain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Jeffrey Williams is a cardiologist in San Diego, CA. Patients rated Dr. Williams highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Poulina Qazi Uddin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 650
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Poulina Uddin's area of specialization is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Uddin performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Uddin focuses on heart problems and complementary or alternative therapy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Bengali. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Uddin's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Complementary or Alternative Therapy

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

Dr. Bruce Kimura is an adult cardiology specialist in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Kimura is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kimura is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 208
National City, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Robinson, who practices in National City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include heart problems and general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robinson's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Emily Dyson Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 500
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Emily Scott is an adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include heart problems and general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Scott completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is conversant in German. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Thomas Diggs is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Diggs completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Diggs has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Manish Wadhwa's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Wadhwa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
610 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
National City, CA
 

Dr. Genaro Fernandez, who practices in National City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fernandez's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Ali Salami is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His clinical interests include heart problems and general care. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Salami honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Dr. Salami welcomes new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Salami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Richard I Blum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
550 Washington Street; Suite 641
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Blum is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in San Diego, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Blum is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Blum attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Blum is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Jerrold Glassman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 650
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jerrold Glassman is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Glassman takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Pam Rajendran Taub, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
200 W Arbor Drive; Department 8411
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Pam Taub's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Taub's clinical interests include heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Taub has an open panel.

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All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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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.
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