We found 60 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Dunedin, FL.

Dr. Marilyn Yi Mei King, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Marilyn King's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. King speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Women's Health Issues, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Hazlitt is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hazlitt takes. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hazlitt attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, endocarditis, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krolick's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart valve disease, angina, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Frederick Norris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
516 Lakeview Road; Suite 5
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Norris, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and ablation. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before performing his residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Norris attended Temple University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Norris 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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Radiofrequency Ablation, Ablation, Pacemaker ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag Dhirubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Parag Patel practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Jorge Pedro Navas Dacosta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Navas' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Navas is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Hepp, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 202
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hepp specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Hepp's areas of expertise consist of electrocardiogram (EKG), pacemaker, and heart stent placement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Hepp speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh Amin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1107 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Amin specializes in adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ankle brachial index (ABI), and holter monitoring. Dr. Amin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Amin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Amin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Amin is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, Ankle Brachial Index, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Satoo Dharamraj, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite B-3
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Dharamraj is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dharamraj is a graduate of International. For his residency, Dr. Dharamraj trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Jonathan Damon Hobson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hobson practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Hobson's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobson honors. He is accepting new patients. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Hobson completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: **also Board Certified Internal Medicine**.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, angina, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Stewart Abbott Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2626 Tampa Road; Suite 104
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Norman Abbott works as an adult cardiologist in Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Abbott's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbott include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbott attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Vimesh Kiritkumar Mithani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2676 W Lake Road; Suite 204
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Vimesh Mithani works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Gezira Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mithani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and holter monitoring. Dr. Mithani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mithani (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Mithani's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring

Dr. Douglas Jon Spriggs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Spriggs is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Spriggs include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Spriggs speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Stent Placement, Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Georges A Dagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. George Dagher is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Dagher attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Dagher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, angina, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Todd Zelenka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 202
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jason Zelenka is an adult cardiology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zelenka is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zelenka takes. Dr. Zelenka has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen David Turker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; #200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Turker is an adult cardiology specialist in Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Turker's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Turker is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, angina, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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.