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We found 11 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4210 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mulingtapang obtained his medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulingtapang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Angiogram, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Berlowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Berlowitz's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Berlowitz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berlowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 213 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Anthony Paul Goldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Goldman is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Goldman's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. 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 graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. James Michael Irwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Irwin is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irwin include geriatric health, holter monitoring, and heart failure. 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. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Irwin is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Xavier Enrique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. Dr. Prida honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 3rd Floor Medical Arts Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. 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. Before completing his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. McKenna attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew U Glover, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2814 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Glover is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Glover's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Glover speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Eric Edward Harrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
602 South Audubon Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Harrison specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Harrison's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Harrison's medical residency was performed at Tampa General Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrison honors. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Sheffield's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. Dr. Sheffield is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 302
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (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.