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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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 is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Mulingtapang attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mulingtapang speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nagamia's areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD) and heart failure. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. 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. Nagamia attended Ibero-American University (UNIBE) for medical school and subsequently trained at Caledonian Hospital, Brooklyn for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, aortic stenosis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Pastore's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pastore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pastore completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Pastore's hospital/clinic 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), heart failure, coronary artery disease

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

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

Dr. Kevin Makati is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Makati attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makati accepts.

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

Dr. Hector Fontanet works as an adult cardiologist in Land O Lakes, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Fontanet's clinical interests: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Fontanet a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Mario Canedo's specialty is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Canedo honors. After completing medical school at the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Canedo performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Canedo speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve disease

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

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

Dr. Alejandro Michel is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michel accepts. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College and the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Michel performed his residency at Mercy Hospital. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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

Dr. Paul Gerczuk is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), pacemaker, and afib catheter ablation. Dr. Gerczuk accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerczuk 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. Mitchell O'Hara's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. O'Hara's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. O'Hara is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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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 an adult cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia 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. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odom include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Dr. Odom attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 sees patients in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His areas of expertise include 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. After completing medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Choksi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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