We found 56 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Foster Curtis Bryan II, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Foster Bryan is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Bryan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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. Bryan's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Rd David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson 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. Johnson takes. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram

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, heart valve disease, heart block, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer is an adult cardiology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Wassmer is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit Srivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1201 7th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amit Srivastava is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Srivastava is especially interested in holter monitoring, carotid ultrasound, and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Srivastava takes. In addition to English, Dr. Srivastava (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Mitral Valvuloplasty, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal Problems, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gerard Finn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5398 Park Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Finn's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Finn studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition to English, Dr. Finn (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Cardiac MRI

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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, heart palpitations, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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

Dr. Gregg T Schuyler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Schuyler specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Schuyler is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with Northside Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schuyler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Arrhythmias

Dr. Dean A Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bramlet is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, angina, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, mitral valve disease, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), aortic valve disease, coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

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

Dr. Dennis Michael Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Cassidy practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Cassidy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Cassidy honors 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 Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R 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: , atrial flutter, heart failure, angina, heart attack, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial ... (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 problems, heart failure

All Interests: Chemical Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, 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 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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, angina, aortic stenosis, heart attack, mitral valve disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Trevor M Law, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Trevor Law is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Law include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Law honors. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
625 6th Avenue South; Suite 121
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include congenital heart disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO. Dr. Hardin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hardin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Poisoning, Neglect, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Fernando Salazar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Salazar specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Salazar has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Salazar is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Diagnostic Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, CT Coronary ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.
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