We found 31 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Diego, CA.

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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in National City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fernandez include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Dr. Fernandez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His 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. Dr. Fernandez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jerome Robinson practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in National City, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Robinson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. James Hemp's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hemp include 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. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hemp accepts. Dr. Hemp welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Hemp completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Oakland and Rush University Medical Center. He 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. Thomas Edward Diggs II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
230 Prospect Place; Suite 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Diggs' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and chronic heart failure. Dr. Diggs takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Diggs performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Phillips is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and exercise stress test. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Phillips has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to 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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of general care and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Kiyon Chung is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include heart problems and general care. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. Dr. Chung's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Bruce Kimura is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kimura include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kimura has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Verkleeren is an adult cardiologist in San Diego, CA. He is especially interested in heart problems and general care. Dr. Verkleeren honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Naval Hospital, Dr. Verkleeren attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He welcomes 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' area of specialization is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Williams attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Manish Wadhwa works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Wadhwa graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wadhwa accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

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

Dr. Jeffry Mullvain's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Mullvain include heart problems and general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullvain's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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

Dr. Bobak Salami practices adult cardiology in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salami include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Salami's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Salami has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Salami (or staff) speaks Armenian, German, and French. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Richard Friedman sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems, intensive care, and cardiac catheterization. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Poulina Uddin is an adult cardiology specialist. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Uddin trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In Dr. Uddin's practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems and alternative medicine. Dr. Uddin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Gustavo Arturo Mondragon-Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
340 4th Avenue; Suite 10
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gustavo Mondragon-Gonzalez is an adult cardiologist in Chula Vista, CA. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Dr. Mondragon-Gonzalez is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Mondragon-Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Holter Monitoring, Weight ... (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.