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We found 12 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Aetna Choice POS near Santa Clara, CA.

Dr. Juliana Gomez-Arostegui, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Juliana Gomez-Arostegui is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Sunnyvale, CA and San Jose, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Gomez-Arostegui performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gomez-Arostegui include heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Gomez-Arostegui speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Kawasaki Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Brandon Wong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. L. Wong is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong has an open panel.

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

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

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

Dr. Nora Frieda Woiwode, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nora Woiwode practices general internal medicine. Dr. Woiwode graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Woiwode trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woiwode is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Chung-Ou Tong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Tong's specialty is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Tong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Unfortunately, Dr. Tong is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Anitha Gundupalli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Old San Francisco Road; Level 2
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Anitha Gundupalli's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gundupalli include general care. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati for medical school, she completed her residency training at Providence Portland Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Telugu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gundupalli is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise Lynn Babin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7225 Rainbow Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Denise Babin's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Babin has a special interest in general care. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Babin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandhya Anna Prabhakar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Sandhya Prabhakar is a Sunnyvale, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Prabhakar has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her hospital/clinic 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. Prabhakar takes. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Prabhakar attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Dr. Prabhakar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (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.