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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay 2750 Carelink HMO near Miami, FL.

Dr. Claudia Beatriz Brasil Villela-Pereira, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3659 S Miami Avenue; Suite 3002
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Claudia Villela-Pereira is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Villela-Pereira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Villela-Pereira's areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Villela-Pereira attended Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, prostate problems, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto B Esquenazi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Nephrology, Other
1402 Nw 7 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Esquenazi practices surgery and nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Esquenazi is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esquenazi accepts. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Esquenazi attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Esquenazi include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Surgery, Heart Failure, Kidney Problems, Preventive Care

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of West Suburban Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8741 Coral Way
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. Dr. Plasencia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Plasencia's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure, Asthma, Alzheimer's Disease, Thyroid ... (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.