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We found 5 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 works as a family practice physician in Santa Clara, CA and Danville, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saifullah's clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with 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. Saifullah takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Saifullah is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Natividad Medical Center. Dr. Saifullah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Jane Varner's area of specialization is family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Varner include general care. Dr. Varner is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Varner's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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

Dr. Parul Kumar is a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include general care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes. Dr. Kumar studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Kumar 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 specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Pham has a special interest in general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham is open to new patients. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Pham speaks Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Shah focuses on general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients.

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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.