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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Berlowitz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berlowitz include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Berlowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Berlowitz is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Goldman studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Singh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally 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 works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Irwin's clinical interests include geriatric health, holter monitoring, and heart failure. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Irwin graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart ... (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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. 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. Dr. Prida graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prida trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prida's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Matthew Glover practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Glover is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Glover has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Eric Edward Harrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
602 South Audubon Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Harrison practices adult cardiology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Harrison's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Harrison 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 has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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. 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's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. He takes 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 Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. McKenna attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (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 heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Dade City, FL. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Hamzah graduated from the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Sheffield's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheffield average 4.5 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. Sheffield studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He 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.
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