We found 14 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16332 Burniston Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Dade City, FL. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Hamzah graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, angina, mitral valve disease

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

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mulingtapang include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mulingtapang attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mulingtapang's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, congenital heart disease

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

Dr. Sameer Husainuddin Nagamia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
14320 Bruce B Downs
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sameer Nagamia's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In Dr. Nagamia's practice, he is particularly interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD) and heart failure. He takes 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 Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn, Dr. Nagamia attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Nagamia's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, aortic stenosis

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Kevin J Makati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Makati's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Makati include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Makati studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher J Pastore, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Pastore is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Pastore at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Pastore completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Alejandro Ignacio Michel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Michel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He graduated from Albany Medical College and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Michel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angina, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Coronary Angioplasty, Carotid Artery Disease, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector L Fontanet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 202
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Hector Fontanet's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fontanet include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Dr. Fontanet honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Fontanet attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Z Gerczuk, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gerczuk's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is especially interested in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), pacemaker, and afib catheter ablation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gerczuk studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Afib Catheter Ablation, Implantable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mario Canedo specializes in adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Canedo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Canedo is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Coronary Angioplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, Aneurysm

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13701 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell O'Hara is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. O'Hara is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Cardioversion, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Coronary Angioplasty, Mitral Valve Disease, CT Scan, Aortic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Garcia is a cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Garcia's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Catholic University of Cordoba Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, angina, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Angina, Angioplasty, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marty Wayne Odom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16646 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marty Odom's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Odom include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Odom speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. Dr. Choksi is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He honors 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 New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Choksi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choksi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Hernia, Echocardiogram, Acid Reflux

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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