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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Belton, MO.

Dr. Elizabeth V Dang VI, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dang works as an adult cardiologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Dang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include stress echo, holter monitoring, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dang is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Dang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dang is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Angela Totta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17067 I-49; #200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Totta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Totta's clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), heart attack, and syncope (fainting). She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave Dr. Totta an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Kiranmayi Chilappa, who practices in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Harrisonville, MO, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Chilappa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chilappa's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Chilappa is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardioversion, Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Holter Monitoring, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17067 South Interstate 49; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Brown sees patients in Belton, MO and Lees Summit, MO. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include endocarditis, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Brown's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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All Interests: Cardioversion, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Kirk Barnett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Main
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Barnett works as a general internist in Grandview, MO. Dr. Barnett's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Barnett is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bone ... (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.