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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near San Jose, CA.

Dr. Sayema Afsar Saifullah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Sayema Saifullah's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saifullah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifullah is especially interested in general care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Saifullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jane Catherine Varner, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Jane Varner practices family medicine in Santa Clara, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Varner average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Varner is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Parul Parikh Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Parul Kumar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Asthma, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Teri Doan Pham, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
751 S Bascom Avenue; Internal Medicine Department
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Teri Pham is an internist. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Pham's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham accepts. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Pham is conversant in Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah is an internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Dr. Shah has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Dr. Asma Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Asma Habib specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Habib has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Habib focuses on general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Habib takes. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Habib attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school.

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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.