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We found 6 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Mail Handlers Benefit Plan near Troy, MI.

Dr. Thomas Joseph Forbes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
350 Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Forbes sees patients in Detroit, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Rochester, MI. His medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forbes include heart problems, newborn care, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Forbes accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Dr. Forbes has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Problems, Newborn Care

Dr. Samer Y Kazziha, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1135 West University; Suite 230
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Samer Kazziha is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Sterling Heights, MI, Washington, MI, and Rochester, MI. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Kazziha attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Kazziha's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kazziha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Tests, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Stents

Dr. Clifford Landis Weldon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43200 Dequindre Road; Suite 105
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Clifford Weldon practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Weldon graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is especially interested in heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive cardiology. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
44645 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asmar accepts. Before performing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Asmar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William John Cushing, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
44199 Dequindre Road; Suite 504
Troy, MI
 

Dr. William Cushing, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Madison Heights, MI, and Troy, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cushing include holistic medicine, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cushing accepts. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Echocardiogram, Holistic Medicine, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary B Langnas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
44119 Dequindre; Suite 109
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Gary Langnas is a general internist and geriatrician in Madison Heights, MI and Troy, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Langnas is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Langnas a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langnas takes.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, X-Rays

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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.