We found 4 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Medicare Advantage near Baltimore, MD.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Albert James Hicks III, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Albert Hicks is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). His areas of expertise include advanced heart failure and heart transplant. His professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Professional Building Suite Ll08
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. George Ruiz is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ruiz takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ruiz is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 North Wolfe Street; Carnegie 568
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Farooq Sheikh is an adult cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheikh include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Sarcoidosis, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22 S Greene Street; Medicine, N3e09
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jennifer Brown is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Jennifer Brown works in Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD. On average, patients gave Dr. Brown a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Brown accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. Before completing Dr. Brown's residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Stress Testing, Women's ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.