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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Health Alliance Plan near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder, who practices in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Elder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Elder attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder accepts. Dr. Elder has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Celestino Afonso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 804
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Luis Afonso's specialty is adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Afonso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hamid Sattar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Hamid Sattar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sattar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sattar include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sattar accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Ibrahim Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3990 John R; Suite 622
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Tahir Mohamed works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Dearborn, MI, Detroit, MI, and Brownstown, MI. Dr. Mohamed attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mohamed completed residency programs at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), orthostatic hypotension, and rheumatic heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mohamed's professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamam Mohamad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Tamam Mohamad is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Southfield, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Mohamad speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mohamad has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 510
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His residency was performed at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaki include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Cardiomyopathy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mohammed Salik S.A. Amanullah Jahania, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Mohammed Jahania's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Jahania takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Sindh Medical College and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Jahania (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Jahania's hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Garden City Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Thoracic Problems, Sarcoidosis, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Rubin, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Rubin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and heart failure. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rubin performed his residency at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank M Clark, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3130 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Frank Clark's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, depression, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Clark takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre ... (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.