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We found 12 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Medicare Advantage near Santa Cruz, CA.

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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia

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

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Heart ... (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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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All 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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia

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

Dr. Thomas Richard Deetz, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Deetz specializes in adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deetz accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Deetz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, Cancer, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Endocarditis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman is a general internist. Dr. Goodman's clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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Dr. Suzanne Marie Ware, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Ware's area of specialization is family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Ware is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ware is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

Dr. Rebecca Catrin Barker, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 4th Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Barker's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Barker include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Barker is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. David Wayne Pilcher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Pilcher practices family medicine in Santa Cruz, CA and Aptos, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pilcher has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Pilcher performed his residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pilcher (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Obesity, Skin Issues, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Marin S Muller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marin Muller works as a general internist. His clinical interests encompass general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Muller graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Muller (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Muller has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Heart Problems, General Care, Celiac Disease, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Eric S Parsons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Eric Parsons' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Parsons has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parsons honors. Dr. Parsons has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Contraception, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan E Borba, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Susan Borba specializes in general pediatrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Borba studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Borba speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Gastrointestinal ... (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.