We found 11 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Joel A Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1222 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joel Garcia's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Garcia 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. He has received the following distinctions: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, CT ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Sayed Hussain practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Winter Park, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. Dr. Hussain 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. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hussain trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. His professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jorge A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Garcia is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL, Celebration, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He graduated from Central University of Ecuador and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Garcia's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Aneurysm, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto L Torres-Aguiar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Torres-Aguiar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Torres-Aguiar 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. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Norwalk Hospital's residency program. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Agustin Ramos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 310
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Ramos is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Orlando, FL, Celebration, FL, and Port Orange, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramos include ambulatory event monitoring (AEM), holter monitoring, and heart failure. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramos accepts. For his residency, Dr. Ramos trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ramos (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnson P Massey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Johnson Massey works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Massey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and King Edward Medical University. Dr. Massey's medical residency was performed at Mount Vernon Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Yun-Ki Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kim is an adult cardiologist in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Jason Waldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1222 South Orange Avenue; 3rd and 4th Floors
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Adam Waldman's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waldman include heart failure. He is an in-network provider 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 Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Patrick F Mathias, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Mathias, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mathias has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. His training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher's specialty is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Fisher 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert L Barrett, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4529 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Robert Barrett's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrett average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (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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