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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 practices adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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

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

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Rao completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao takes. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Natoli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Natoli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Natoli takes. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is 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. Kimberly Ann Grill, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5425 Park Street North; Suite 5 W
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Grill's specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Grill attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Grill trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her professional 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. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs sees patients in Tampa, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Downs accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

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

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Nirmalan's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Nirmalan speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with 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. David Alan Levine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite B
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Levine's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Levine honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and WellPoint, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Abinales is a general internist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, Dr. Abinales performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is conversant in Filipino. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and 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. Pacita Tiongson Abinales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
7500 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pacita Abinales is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Abinales's training includes a residency program at Polyclinic Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abinales accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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.