We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana near Denver, CO.

UCHealth - Joseph Cleveland JR, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Cleveland is a thoracic surgeon and cardiologist. He is especially interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Cleveland performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cleveland has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

Dr. Howard D Weinberger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Howard Weinberger is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Weinberger is affiliated with National Jewish Health. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diastolic heart failure

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Shortness of Breath, Diastolic Heart Failure

Dr. Andrew M 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. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Freeman is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with National Jewish Health.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Shortness of ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Joel Garcia's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Garcia include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Garcia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Garcia's medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

Dr. Gail A Albertson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8111 E. Lowry Boulevard; Suite 120
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Gail Albertson specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and migraine. Dr. Albertson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.
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