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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Post is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Post attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Pierpont's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wilson's 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: 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Sanchez'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: 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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Sheppard has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerardo Garcia's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garcia is 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. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Cardona is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He 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 attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Dr. Bujold attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure and heart attack. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Breast Cyst ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary works as an internal medicine hospitalist in Saint Petersburg, FL. In his practice, Dr. Al-Andary focuses on hospital care. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Al-Andary attended medical school at 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 (or staff) is conversant in Lebanese and Arabic. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Defrain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. His hospital/clinic 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, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (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 heart surgeon. 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 is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Winton's training includes residency programs at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally 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, 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.