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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near San Pablo, CA.

Dr. Steven Louis Anton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 Vale Road; Suite 201
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Steven Anton practices adult cardiology in San Pablo, CA and Fairfield, CA. Dr. Anton is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Anton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Immanuel Atienza Asuncion, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2970 Hilltop Mall Road; Suite 304
Richmond, CA
 

Dr. Immanuel Asuncion works as a family medicine practitioner. Before performing Dr. Asuncion's residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Asuncion attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asuncion include general care. Dr. Asuncion is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asuncion (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Medical Spanish. Dr. Asuncion's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Asuncion is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Exercise Physiology, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach practices family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Wallach focuses on general care. Dr. Wallach honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Alachua General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kogan specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kogan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kogan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Fatima Narsinh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Narsinh works as a gastroenterologist in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Narsinh graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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.