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We found 14 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Coventry HMO near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Sabanayagam Thangam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
320 Oakfield Drive; Suite A
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Saba Thangam's specialty is adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Thangam's areas of expertise consist of heart problems, intensive care, and general care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kilpauk Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Thangam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Robert Martin Betzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Betzu's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Betzu's clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrocardiogram (EKG), and pacemaker. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Betzu trained at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Betzu (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Betzu's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, ... (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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Mester 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Mester is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mester accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

Dr. Sameer Husainuddin Nagamia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Sameer Nagamia's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nagamia's clinical interests encompass peripheral artery disease (PAD) and heart failure. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE), he performed his residency at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn. Dr. Nagamia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, aortic stenosis

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Magan L Bakarania, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
320 Oakfield Drive; Suite A
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Magan Bakarania works as a cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Bakarania focuses on heart problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Saurabh Kumudcandra Chokshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Saurabh Chokshi is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Chokshi graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chokshi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Chokshi (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Tilt Table Test, Ayurveda, Coronary ... (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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerczuk graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He is 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Zumpano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Zumpano completed his residency training 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. Keith Daniel Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitehead honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Whitehead speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Nephrology, Other
510 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 208
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Cristina Balsera is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Balsera a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Balsera attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Balsera is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Frank Sirchia practices family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Sirchia a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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 works as a general internist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Enriquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Arthur Edward Graves, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Graves is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Graves's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in lung problems. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Graves trained at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Arrhythmias

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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.