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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. James Allan Hill, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Hill is an adult cardiologist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Hill's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant and cardiac catheterization. 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 is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

Dr. Juan Manuel Aranda-Amador Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Juan Aranda practices adult cardiology in Gainesville, FL and Summerfield, FL. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Aranda focuses on heart transplant and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America 2002 and 2005 and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002-2003. In addition to English, Dr. Aranda speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

Dr. Mustafa Mohammed Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Ahmed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

Dr. Richard Sale Schofield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Schofield's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Schofield's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He accepts 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Anita Dominique Szady, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anita Szady, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Szady include heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and imaging procedures. Dr. Szady is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Szady studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Szady completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Imaging Procedures, Ventricular Assist Device

Dr. Diego Moguillansky, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Diego Moguillansky is an adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology specialist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise consist of MRI angiogram (MRA), pulmonary hypertension, and congenital heart disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Moguillansky attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Moguillansky has received the distinction of American Society of Echocardiography. Career Development Award, July 2008 and June 2009. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Renata Luri Shih, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Renata Shih works as a pediatric cardiologist in Gainesville, FL. She is especially interested in heart transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shih takes. Dr. Shih obtained her medical school training at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received the following distinction: The Langley Prize for the best paper in Vet. Anesthesia and Analgesia Journal. Dr. Shih speaks Portuguese. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Thomas Mark Beaver, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Beaver specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Beaver honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida Medical Association President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to English, Dr. Beaver speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Bleiweis practices cardiothoracic surgery in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Bleiweis is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received distinctions including American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Down Syndrome, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siegfried O F Schmidt, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siegfried Schmidt is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Schmidt performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Alternative Medicine, ... (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.