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We found 5 cardiologists who accept Blue Shield of California - Shared Advantage PPO ASO - Tiered Network Plan for Alameda Hospital near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Fiona Linsey Dulbecco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 537
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Fiona Dulbecco works as a cardiologist in Santa Cruz, CA and San Francisco, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dulbecco graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dulbecco has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael X Pham, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pham sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Woods graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Woods completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Woods has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114-a
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herr include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Herr is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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

Dr. Vipul Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vipul Gupta practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Antioch, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Gupta takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.