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We found 11 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Sawhney performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In his practice, Dr. Sawhney focuses on heart problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Sawhney (or staff) speaks Hindi. He 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 his 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, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fiona Dulbecco's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She has a special interest in heart problems. Her professional 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. For her professional training, Dr. Dulbecco completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dulbecco honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She 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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Stanford, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sturzu include heart problems. Dr. Sturzu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Sturzu has an open panel.

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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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brandt include heart problems. Dr. Brandt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Brandt takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He 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).

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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, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Deetz include HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients gave Dr. Deetz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional 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

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suzanne Ware is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Ware focuses on general care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ware graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Natividad Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She 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: 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Scotts Valley, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Barker's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Barker is not currently accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barker speaks 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Aptos, CA. Dr. Pilcher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Pilcher is especially interested in general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pilcher attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Pilcher 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muller include general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muller takes. Before performing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Muller attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Muller (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. He is accepting 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 specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Aptos, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. 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. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Borba honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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.