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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Dianne S Zullow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
311 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Dianne Zullow's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Zullow is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
720 West Oak Street; Suite 150
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
211 East Ruby Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Sovran a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, ... (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.