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We found 12 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Vijay Ravin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5398 Park Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Patel works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Robert Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Unit 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post 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. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Post's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pierpont attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher H Wilson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson is an adult cardiology specialist. 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. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Wilson performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Chemical Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez accepts. Dr. Sanchez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). 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. Dr. Sheppard graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardona include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardona takes. Dr. Cardona is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cardona is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Invasive Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerardo Lius Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1839 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Garcia specializes in adult cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chemical Stress Test, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Anne Bujold, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Suite 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Bujold specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Florida, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure and heart attack. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bujold graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Heart Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazem Fuad Al Andary, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Al-Andary trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Al-Andary's clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Al-Andary is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lebanese and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton sees patients in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winton takes. Dr. Winton attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (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.