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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Medicare Advantage near Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Albert James Hicks III, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Albert Hicks' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). In his practice, Dr. Hicks focuses on advanced heart failure and heart transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hicks is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard; Russell Morgan Building #206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Manjula Ananthram works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Baltimore, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Ananthram is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ananthram's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ananthram is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ananthram attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Detroit Receiving Hospital for residency. Dr. Ananthram (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Ananthram's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital of MD and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Ananthram is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3333 N Calvert Street; Suite 370
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. George Ruiz is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruiz include heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with MedStar Health. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ruiz is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Farooq Sheikh's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheikh include heart transplant, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Sheikh is affiliated with MedStar Health. He graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sheikh is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Brown, who practices in Baltimore, MD and Annapolis, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Brown is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Brown completed Dr. Brown's residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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