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We found 5 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Dr. Forbes's clinical interests encompass heart problems, newborn care, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Forbes is 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. 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 in Sterling Heights, MI and Roseville, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Weldon is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Weldon speaks Spanish.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Warren, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Asmar trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asmar accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Asmar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. William Cushing works as a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cushing include 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 graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cushing completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Gary Langnas specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Madison Heights, MI and Troy, MI. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Langnas include diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langnas accepts. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Langnas is professionally 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.