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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Anthem PPO near Stanford, CA.

Dr. Kishor Avasarala, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
725 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kishor Avasarala works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Avasarala attended Government Medical College, Bellary and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then went on to complete his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Avasarala (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Avasarala is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, pericarditis, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Pericarditis, Syncope, Cardiomyopathy, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry H Hsia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
300 Pasteur Drive; H2146
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Henry Hsia practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA. Dr. Hsia attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsia include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and catheter ablation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsia speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias

Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Engel completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Engel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel accepts. Dr. Engel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, ventricular arrhythmia, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stafford Robert Grady Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Stafford Grady sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Grady is especially interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Grady honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grady trained at Children's Hospital Boston.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. In Dr. Gerson's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerson speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Gerson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Upper Endoscopy, ... (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.