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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Largo, FL.

Dr. Marilyn Yi Mei King, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Marilyn King practices adult cardiology. Dr. King's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Women's Health Issues, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Krolick graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Jesse John Klein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Klein specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Largo, FL. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Klein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Largo, FL. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Walsh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Walsh is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Todd Alan Kovach, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Todd Kovach specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Kovach's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kovach graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Imran Tahir Ismail, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13220 Belcher Road S; Unit 1
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Imran Ismail's specialties are adult hospital medicine, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ismail include heart failure, cardiac catheterization, and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). Dr. Ismail takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Ismail (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sign Language, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. For her residency, Dr. Lin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Kimberly Miller Quick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Quick's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Quick include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel specializes in anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Largo, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton sees patients in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winton takes. Dr. Winton attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (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.