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We found 14 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
5398 Park Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Patel specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. 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. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Post a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Post has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Pierpont average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Pierpont studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pierpont's residency was performed at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Italian. He is 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. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bramlet takes. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Bramlet attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez 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 graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 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: 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 accepts 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 Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheppard completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Sheppard is professionally 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. Francisco Cardona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cardona works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cardona completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Cardona has indicated that his clinical interests 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 honors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
840 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna, who practices in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. McKenna's medical residency was performed at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He 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: 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCormack include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. McCormack's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He 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. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. McCormack performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Defrain 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. 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, 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's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Al-Andary include hospital care. Dr. Al-Andary takes Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. Dr. Al-Andary is 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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, 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.