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

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

Dr. Kishor Avasarala is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Avasarala (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Avasarala is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Avasarala's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Bellary and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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: Cryosurgery, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Pericarditis, Syncope, Cardiomyopathy, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. George King-Tso Lui, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Cardiology
300 Pasteur Drive; Room A260 Mc 5319
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. George Lui's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lui include congenital heart disease. Dr. Lui is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lui speaks Spanish. His 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, Congenital Heart Disease

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

Dr. Stafford Grady's specialty is pediatric cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grady takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to 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. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Grady 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. Lauren B Gerson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Gerson is an adult gastroenterologist in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Gerson completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Gerson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gerson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Gerson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to 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.