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

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

Dr. Stafford Grady, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Emeryville, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Grady has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. Dr. Grady is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

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

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

Dr. Henry Hsia is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hsia's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and catheter ablation. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Hsia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias

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

Dr. Kishor Avasarala is a pediatric cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Avasarala include heart problems. Dr. Avasarala takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Before completing his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Avasarala attended medical school at Government Medical College, Bellary. Dr. Avasarala has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Avasarala (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Avasarala's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Gregory Engel is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes 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. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gerson is conversant in French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gerson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. 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. Dr. Gerson's training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Gerson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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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