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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Thibodaux, LA.

Dr. Alvizio Roberto Stopa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 409
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Aluizio Stopa works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Stopa is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stopa accepts. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Stopa's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Bart Ghislain Denys, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Bart Denys is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His professional affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denys honors.

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Dr. Mohammed Sayeedur Rais, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Mohammed Rais practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Thibodaux, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rais studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Dhaka Medical College. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Tommy Lester Fudge, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 409
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Tommy Fudge's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Fudge is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert W Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1320 Martin Luther King Drive
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Robert Greer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Greer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.