We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Anthem PPO near Stanford, CA.

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

Dr. Henry Hsia specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and catheter ablation. Dr. Hsia takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Hsia attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hsia speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Stafford Robert Grady Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Stafford Grady works as a pediatric cardiologist in San Francisco, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Grady is especially interested in heart problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Grady's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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. Dr. Engel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Engel performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Gerson attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Gerson is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerson accepts. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Gerson is affiliated with 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, 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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