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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Berlowitz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Patients gave Dr. Berlowitz an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berlowitz 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Goldman attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Dr. Goldman speaks Spanish. His professional 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Singh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh's professional 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, 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irwin include geriatric health, holter monitoring, and heart failure. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Irwin 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 graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. 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: 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 specialist in pediatric cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and carotid artery disease. Dr. McKenna is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. 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 a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Prida 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. Eric Edward Harrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
602 South Audubon Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Harrison is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Harrison attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tampa General Hospital for residency. Dr. Harrison has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Glover's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Glover speaks Spanish. 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: 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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Hamzah attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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 is accepting 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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Sheffield's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sheffield honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation.

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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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