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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Michael Scott Berlowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Berlowitz is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlowitz include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berlowitz honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Berlowitz attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 213 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Anthony Paul Goldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Goldman specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In addition to English, Dr. Goldman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Irwin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Irwin is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: geriatric health, holter monitoring, and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Irwin is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Irwin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Edward McKenna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 3rd Floor Medical Arts Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel McKenna is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. McKenna attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. Xavier Enerique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. Dr. Prida is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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 an open panel. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Prida speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Edward Harrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
602 South Audubon Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Harrison specializes in adult cardiology. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tampa General Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrison accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Harrison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Failure, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew U Glover, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2814 West Virginia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Glover works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Glover's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Glover has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Glover is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Laser Treatment, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2605 W Swan Avenue; Suite 100, Office of Dr Ahmad Hamzah
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheffield's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sheffield has received the distinction of Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (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.