We found 91 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept CIGNA Plans near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Lori Lynn Vales Lay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
10 Union Square East; Suite 2a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lori Vales practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine in New York, NY. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vales include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vales is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Vales has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Arthur Goodman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc, Suite 4f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Goodman, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Goodman studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and exercise stress test. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Goodman has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Obesity, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Howard Brick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
170 West 12th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Brick's area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brick include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brick takes. Dr. Brick has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Brick (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arteriovenous Malformation, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. David Ross Schifter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
108 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. David Schifter is an adult cardiology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Schifter is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Schifter include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and exercise physiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schifter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Schifter is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, Congenital Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
317 E 34th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alan Shah specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis, and angina. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shah is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Kohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kohn practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohn include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and heart failure. Dr. Kohn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: NYU Medical Education Award and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Kohn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Myocarditis, Chest Pain, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Pacemaker ... (Read more)

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Dr. Frank Cecchin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
196 Canal Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Cecchin is a pediatric cardiology specialist in New York, NY and L-3 Medical, NY. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, heart tumor, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Cecchin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cecchin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Problems, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
550 1st Avenue; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stylianos Papadakos is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Papadakos's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Papadakos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 757 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 710 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Roxana Mihaela Vartolomei, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
550 1st Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roxana Vartolomei is an adult cardiology specialist in Bayside, NY, Astoria, NY, and Maspeth, NY. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her residency was performed at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vartolomei include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and myocarditis. Dr. Vartolomei honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vartolomei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maryjane Anna Farr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 330
New York, NY
 

Dr. Maryjane Farr's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart failure. Dr. Farr is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Farr attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Farr speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23-18 31 Street; Suite 200
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. William Tenet's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Tenet (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Tenet include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Tenet attended Sapienza University of Rome for medical school and subsequently trained at Booth Memorial Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Syncope, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gerald M Hollander, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Attn: Cardiology; Attn: Cardiology
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Hollander is a cardiologist. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hollander has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander accepts. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hollander (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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All Interests: Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. John Adams Dodson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Dodson is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Dodson's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Dodson's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Sabrina Lynn Wilbur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
185 Montague Street; 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sabrina Wilbur practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Wilbur (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. Her areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart failure, and pacemaker. Dr. Wilbur is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Wilbur attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Haleh Milani, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
115 Central Park West; Suite 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Haleh Milani is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). She works in New York, NY, Riverdale, NY, and Bronx, NY. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Milani attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Milani average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milani honors. Dr. Milani (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Melissa Anne Busovsky-McNeal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Busovsky-McNeal's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Busovsky-McNeal's clinical interests include atrial septal defect, heart failure, and kawasaki disease. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Busovsky-McNeal has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Lung ... (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.
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