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We found 12 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Juan Aranda, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aranda include heart transplant and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America 2002 and 2005 and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002-2003. Dr. Aranda speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. James Hill's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Hill has a special interest in heart transplant and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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 attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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 practices adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Ahmed attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Schofield attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is especially interested in heart transplant and echocardiogram (echo). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schofield honors. His professional 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: Transplant Procedures, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Diego Moguillansky's medical specialty is adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. Dr. Moguillansky's clinical interests include MRI angiogram (MRA), pulmonary hypertension, and congenital heart disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Moguillansky attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Society of Echocardiography. Career Development Award, July 2008 and June 2009. In addition to English, Dr. Moguillansky speaks Spanish. He is 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. Biagio Antonio Pietra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Biagio Pietra is a pediatric cardiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pietra include heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and congenital heart disease. Dr. Pietra is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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 studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Mary Handberg, PhD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eileen Handberg's specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Handberg's clinical interests encompass women's heart disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Anita Szady specializes in adult cardiology. Her clinical interests encompass heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and imaging procedures. Dr. Szady is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school 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. Dr. Szady is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Renata Shih is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Shih's areas of expertise include heart transplant. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo and 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. In addition to English, Dr. Shih speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klodell include lung cancer, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and lung surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Klodell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Klodell has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society; and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Beaver's clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Beaver completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beaver include: Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida Medical Association President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bleiweis obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received professional recognition including the following: American College of Surgery, Fellow; Adult Congenital Heart Association; and American Heart Association. Dr. Bleiweis is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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