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We found 4 cardiologists who accept United Healthcare POS near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Fiona Linsey Dulbecco, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, 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. Neilander S Sawhney, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Neil Sawhney's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Sawhney (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sawhney include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sawhney is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sawhney's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu's specialty is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Sturzu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sturzu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Doran Brandt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Brandt specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Brandt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Brandt's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stents, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (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.