We found 34 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beaver include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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. Dr. Beaver 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: , heart problems, heart failure, aortic stenosis, congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Jennifer Go Co-Vu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Bader 202
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Co-Vu is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Co-Vu graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Co-Vu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Co-Vu focuses on fetal echocardiography, congenital heart disease, and cardiac (heart) MRI. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinctions: the University of Florida - Exemplary Teacher Award; the University of Health Physician Recognition Award; and Best Poster Presentation - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Fellows Scientific Session. Dr. Co-Vu is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, CT Scan, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Arwa Salam Saidi, MEd, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road; Hd 303
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Arwa Saidi specializes in pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saidi include congenital heart disease. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr. Saidi performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including the University of Florida Exemplary Teacher Award and Teaching award, University of Florida Pediatric Residency. She is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Carl John Pepine, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Carl Pepine, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), women's heart disease, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pepine graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Pepine's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Hypertension, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Bleiweis is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Bleiweis attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bleiweis include lung transplant, heart valve surgery, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Bleiweis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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: , atrial septal defect, heart problems, heart failure, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, bicuspid aortic valve disease

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

Dr. James Curtis Fudge Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Fudge's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Fudge is especially interested in congenital heart disease and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fudge include: Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Travel Grant; William P. Kanto Resident Research Award; and Medical College of Georgia Academic Achievement Scholarship, 1999-2000.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Curt Gerald Degroff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Other
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Curt Degroff is a pediatric cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Degroff focuses on fetal echocardiography, congenital heart disease, and cardiac (heart) MRI. Dr. Degroff 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE); Editorial board member; and Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, CT Scan, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry John Byrne, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Barry Byrne is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Byrne has a special interest in genetic issues, cardiomyopathy, and duchenne muscular dystrophy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Byrne completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including Child Health Research Center Grant Awardee, 1991-1992; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; and Clinician Scientist Award, 1994-1996. Dr. Byrne is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, CT Scan, Genetic Issues, Duchenne Muscular ... (Read more)

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 and Summerfield, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Aranda 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. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America 2002 and 2005 and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2002-2003. Dr. Aranda 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: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

Dr. William Murrell Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Miles' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. Dr. Miles takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include A. D. Williams Scholarship Award, Medical College of Virginia; Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical College of Virginia; and H. H. Ware Award, Medical College of Virginia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miles's 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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

Dr. Charles Richard "richard" Conti Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. C. Conti's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Conti is especially interested in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), angina, and heart attack. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Conti trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. 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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, angina, heart attack, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Fibrillation, Implantable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Hill works as a cardiologist in Gainesville, FL. He is especially interested in heart transplant and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Hill takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Hill performed 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, who practices in Gainesville, FL and Summerfield, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Ahmed obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD), and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is 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: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Beth Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Conti's areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. 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. Dr. Conti is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marian Cecile Limacher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Marian Limacher practices adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include women's heart disease and echocardiogram (echo). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Limacher completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Echocardiogram

Dr. Carsten Matthias Schmalfuss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Carsten Schmalfuss is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cardiac (heart) MRI. Dr. Schmalfuss 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. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Schmalfuss's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, CT Scan, Cardiac MRI

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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.