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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
303 E Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Dade City, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, angina, mitral valve disease

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen W Mester, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Mester's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mester honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolando Demetrio Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Research, Heart Problems, Invasive Procedures

Dr. Paul Z Gerczuk, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gerczuk is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Riverview, FL. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerczuk honors. Dr. Gerczuk is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive, East Tower; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano is an internist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zumpano obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Sirchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6037 Winthrop Commerce Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Frank Sirchia works as a family practice physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sirchia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and Ross University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Pedro Manuel Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Enriquez practices general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Enriquez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Ear Infection, ... (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.