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

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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. Patients rated Dr. Dulbecco highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Dulbecco attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Dulbecco has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Sawhney focuses on heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sawhney graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Sawhney (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sawhney is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Sturzu is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Sturzu's clinical interests include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Brandt attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Brandt include heart problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandt accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Brandt's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Drug Eluting Stent, 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.
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