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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept WellPoint near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Felix Jorge Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Felix Hernandez sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Hernandez honors Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Dr. Hernandez attended St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, myocarditis, sick sinus syndrome, angina, pericarditis, heart attack, heart palpitations, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, endocarditis, women's heart disease, mitral stenosis, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), congenital heart disease, bradycardia (very slow heart rate), coronary artery disease, tricuspid valve disease

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao works as an internist. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Rao attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Rao is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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 attack

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli works as an internist in Seminole, FL. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Downs's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan works as an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nirmalan include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. 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. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Nirmalan attended St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nirmalan speaks Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Ann Grill, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5425 Park Street North; Suite 5 W
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Grill practices general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Grill performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Grill is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grill takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Immunization, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Heart Problems, Pelvic Exam, Diabetes, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin John Tiongson Abinales Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7500 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Abinales practices general internal medicine. He 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. He is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago's residency program. Dr. Abinales speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Levine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Levine practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Saint Petersburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, WellPoint, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levine completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pacita Tiongson Abinales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
7500 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pacita Abinales' medical specialty is general practice and family medicine. Dr. Abinales obtained her medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed her residency at Polyclinic Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Abinales include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. The average patient rating for Dr. Abinales is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Abinales is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, ... (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.