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We found 11 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana near Denver, CO.

Dr. Brett Edward Fenster, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Brett Fenster works as a cardiologist in Denver, CO and Highlands Ranch, CO. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart failure, and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rose Medical Center and National Jewish Health. Dr. Fenster takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fenster trained at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Shortness of Breath, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Dr. Larry Alexander Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
University of Colorado Denver; Academic Office 1, Room 7109-12631 East 17th Avenu
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Larry Allen's specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). Dr. Allen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Chief Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Outstanding Cardiology Faculty Award, Fellows, Division of Cardiology. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cardiomyopathy, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Myles Freeman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1835 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Andrew Freeman, who practices in Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Freeman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and National Jewish Health.

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Dr. William Henry Sauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. William Sauer, who practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Sauer's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart transplant, and heart failure. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sauer has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors of Denver, 5280 Magazine (2009); Clinical Research Award, Heart Rhythm Society; and President's Award for World-Class Care, University of Colorado Hospital. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Alberto Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Joel Garcia is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). After completing medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia include: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, CT ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Edward Wolfel, MA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Eugene Wolfel specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Wolfel's clinical interests include heart failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfel takes. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Darlene Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1835 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Darlene Kim's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart failure, and heart valve disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received professional recognition including the following: Whitepaper Writing Group, Council on Clinical Practice, American College of Cardiology.. Her professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and National Jewish Health.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Shortness of Breath, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Ali Masoudi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Fred Masoudi practices adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure, heart valve disease, and heart attack. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masoudi attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Masoudi is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Peter Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Kao's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Kao is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, Heart Valve Disease, Angina, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Cornelius Cleveland Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Cleveland is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Dr. Cleveland has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Cleveland average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cleveland has received professional recognition including the following: Denver's Top Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2011); Denver's Top Doctors, 5280 Magazine (2010); and 5th Annual Dwight McGoon National Teaching Award, AATS (2009) C0-recipient. He is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Gail Ann Albertson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8111 E. Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Gail Albertson specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and migraine. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Albertson attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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All Interests: Menopause, Pain, Headache, Type 1 Diabetes, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.