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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
3rd Floor, Usf Cardiovascular Disease Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Berlowitz works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Berlowitz include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Berlowitz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Goldman is an in-network provider 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 the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Goldman's 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: 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include 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 graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Xavier Enrique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prida attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 open to 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Glover include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Glover 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, Laser Treatment, Stress ... (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 specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. McKenna is an in-network provider for 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. McKenna performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and holter monitoring. Dr. Harrison's hospital/clinic 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Harrison 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, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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 Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sheffield trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Dade City, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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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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.