We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Marilyn King's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. King include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. King accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Walsh works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Largo, FL. Dr. Walsh's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Walsh average 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Kovach's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kovach takes.

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

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

Dr. Imran Ismail works as an internal medicine hospitalist, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Ismail attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sign Language, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Lin's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Quick's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. She is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Quick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Kirit Patel's specialties are anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Largo, FL. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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.
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