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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 specialty is adult cardiology. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Zullow attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is professionally 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 W Oak Street; Suite 309
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. On average, patients gave Dr. Gonzales-Portillo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales-Portillo accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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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. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with 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 is a geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sovran is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency.

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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.