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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 specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Detroit, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Rochester, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forbes include heart problems, newborn care, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Forbes attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Forbes has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 sees patients in Sterling Heights, MI, Washington, MI, and Rochester, MI. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kazziha is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Kazziha is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kazziha's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Kazziha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Kazziha is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Weldon honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His medical residency was performed at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Weldon is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. These areas are among Dr. Asmar's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Asmar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Madison Heights, MI, and Troy, MI. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Cushing's areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Madison Heights, MI and Troy, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Langnas an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langnas takes. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Langnas is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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.