We found 11 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. James Post's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic 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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pierpont is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierpont accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Pierpont completed his residency training at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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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. Dr. Wilson honors 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 New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wilson completed a residency program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Wilson's 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. 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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sheppard include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Sheppard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. His 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: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sanchez at an average of 3.5 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. Sanchez honors. He is affiliated with 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. 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). His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Cardona completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona is conversant in Spanish. His 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: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Invasive Cardiology, Catheter Ablation, Stress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Crystal Bujold is an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Florida, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass heart failure and heart attack. Dr. Bujold 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. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Gerardo Garcia specializes in adult cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Garcia is a graduate of National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and 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. 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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Defrain completed residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Defrain accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Defrain is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 an internal medicine hospitalist. His clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Al-Andary is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Al-Andary attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lebanese and Arabic.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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.
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