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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Santa Cruz, CA. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sawhney's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Sawhney has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sawhney (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sawhney is accepting new patients.

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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 Stent, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fiona Dulbecco's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Dulbecco studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dulbecco trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is especially interested in heart problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dulbecco has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dulbecco 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturzu takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Brandt focuses on heart problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Brandt is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 Stent, 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's specialty is adult infectious disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Deetz's clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Deetz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Deetz's training includes residency programs at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , endocarditis

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

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. Her clinical interests include general care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ware at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Natividad Medical Center, Dr. Ware attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ware is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ware 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. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

Dr. Rebecca Barker sees patients in Scotts Valley, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Barker is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Barker is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barker is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barker's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, 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: 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's medical specialty is family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Pilcher focuses on general care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pilcher honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Pilcher completed his residency training at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pilcher (or staff) is conversant in 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 has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Eric Parsons is a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Parsons is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parsons has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then he performed his 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. Marin S Muller, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marin Muller practices general internal medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Muller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Muller (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Muller is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. Susan Borba is a general pediatrician in Aptos, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Borba is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borba takes. 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.
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