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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Bronze near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Samuel John Ferris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Samuel Ferris is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Ferris's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thierry Hubert Lejemtel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; Hc 48
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Thierry Lejemtel's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lejemtel include heart transplant and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Lejemtel is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Lejemtel trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lejemtel (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure

Dr. Arijit Chanda, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Arijit Chanda is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, general care, and hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chanda accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chanda graduated from St. John's Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hospital Care, Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Alvizio Roberto Stopa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Aluizio Stopa specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Covington, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Thibodaux, LA. Patient ratings for Dr. Stopa average 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Stopa's training includes residency programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Colleen J Johnson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Colleen Johnson is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Johnson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Christian Georg Lilje, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Christian Lilje practices pediatric cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Lilje graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Lilje (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Touro Infirmary, and Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Owen N Mogabgab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Owen Mogabgab is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in New Orleans, LA. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mogabgab's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect, aortic stenosis

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Aortic Stenosis, Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty, Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Keith C Ferdinand, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Keith Ferdinand is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ferdinand is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol

Dr. Abhishek Jaiswal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Abhishek Jaiswal is a cardiologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Jaiswal has a special interest in heart transplant and heart failure. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. For his residency, Dr. Jaiswal trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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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.