We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Lutz, FL.

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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). Dr. Makati has indicated that his clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Makati attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makati takes 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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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation

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

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

Dr. Hector Fontanet is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Land O Lakes, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fontanet at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fontanet include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fontanet is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fontanet completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fontanet 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gerczuk include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), pacemaker, and afib catheter ablation. Dr. Gerczuk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerczuk accepts. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, Afib Catheter Ablation, 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's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In Dr. Pastore's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating 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. Dr. Pastore's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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. Marty Wayne Odom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16646 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marty Odom's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Odom a rating of 3.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Odom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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). He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack

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

Dr. Tarak Suman Choksi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 North Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Tarak Choksi sees patients in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choksi takes. Dr. Choksi attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Choksi trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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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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