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We found 15 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Premier near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Vijay Ravin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Patel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. 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. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Post's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Post trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Post is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Pierpont highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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 the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Pierpont speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Bramlet is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic ... (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 in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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: 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
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 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 takes. Dr. Sanchez 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, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (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 an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sheppard's medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass 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. Sheppard accepts. Dr. Sheppard's professional affiliations include 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. Jeffrey Robert Witt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Witt works as a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Witt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Dobutamine Stress Echo, ... (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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cardona speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
840 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. McKenna 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. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. McKenna performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Crystal Bujold's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure and heart attack. Dr. Bujold takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of 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. Jorge McCormack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
840 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge McCormack is a pediatric cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. McCormack graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. McCormack is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (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 cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, 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. Defrain honors. 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.

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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 General Internal Medicine
1839 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hazem Al-Andary practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hospital care. Dr. Al-Andary's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Al-Andary studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Al-Andary (or staff) speaks Lebanese and Arabic.

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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 works as a heart surgeon in Largo, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. 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. Dr. Winton 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, 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.