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, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sawhney (or staff) speaks Hindi. In Dr. Sawhney's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sawhney is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes 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 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Dulbecco has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dulbecco honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Dulbecco has an open panel.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sturzu include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). His education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sturzu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 practices adult cardiology in Santa Cruz, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Brandt's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandt takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Brandt attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Brandt is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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 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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is adult infectious disease. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Deetz trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Deetz has indicated that his clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Deetz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Goodman has a special interest in general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goodman completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ware include general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ware accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Natividad Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ware's hospital/clinic 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: 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 practices general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Barker focuses on general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has a closed panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Barker attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a family practice physician. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pilcher's clinical interests include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Pilcher completed his residency training at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pilcher (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Muller trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for residency. He is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Muller (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Muller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. Eric S Parsons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Eric Parsons practices family medicine. Dr. Parsons has a special interest in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and a graduate of Swedish Medical Center, Seattle's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Borba has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Borba's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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.