We found 18 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept GHI HMO near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Adalbert Pilip, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
732 Smithtown Bypass; 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Adalbert Pilip works as an adult cardiologist in Bay Shore, NY and Smithtown, NY. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Pilip's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pilip is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Pilip is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Research, Cardiac Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

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Dr. Emanuel Demetrios Chryssos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
48 Rte 25a; Suite 108
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Emanuel Chryssos, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Chryssos attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chryssos include heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. Dr. Chryssos takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Chryssos's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous is a thoracic surgery specialist in Stony Brook, NY. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and aortic valve replacement. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • 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.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 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 82 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Lloyd David Lense, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
210 Bellemead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lloyd Lense, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Lense's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lense include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lense (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Lense is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michelle Emily Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive N
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Bloom is an adult cardiology specialist in Hauppauge, NY, Suite C16, NY, and Islandia, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include advanced heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. She is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloom takes. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Luis Gruberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Dr. David Brown; Suny Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook University Hospital
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Luis Gruberg is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Gruberg's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sheba Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, Coronary ... (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.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 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 619 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.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.6 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 397 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. William Eric Lawson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. William Lawson works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patients rated Dr. Lawson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Lawson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Lawson is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Research, Hypertension, Advanced Heart Failure, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, High ... (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.
    98.1%
    (Worse than state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.9 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 546 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.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 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 329 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Travis James Bench, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Travis Bench's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Bench's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Bench trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
469 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Borek, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Borek is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Borek (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason Andrew Sadlofsky, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
48 Route 25a; Suite 108
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jason Sadlofsky's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sadlofsky's clinical interests include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anne Hamik is an adult cardiologist. Her clinical interests include coronary angiogram, myocarditis, and viral cardiomyopathy. Dr. Hamik honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Myocarditis, Heart Bypass Surgery, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Clinical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Hsc T16 080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Kaveh Sadigh is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Sadigh's clinical interests: stress echo, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart failure. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Michael Goyfman's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include stress echo, myocarditis, and atherosclerosis. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Goyfman attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivica Dade Vollmer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Suny - Stony Brook Hsc; Level 4, Room 050
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vivica Vollmer specializes in family medicine and practices in East Setauket, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Southampton, NY. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Vollmer completed a residency program at Lancaster General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vollmer include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vollmer takes. Dr. Vollmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert S. S Bobrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
179 Windwatch Drive
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Robert Bobrow's specialty is family medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bobrow is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. Dr. Bobrow is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Dr. Manal S Soliman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
181 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Manal Soliman works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Soliman obtained her medical school training at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Soliman include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soliman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Soliman is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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All Interests: Tests, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Heart Attack, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

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What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack is a serious medical event that happens when the blood supplying oxygen to the heart is cut off, usually because of a blockage in an artery. This results in damage or death of part of the heart muscle. The heart can heal, but like any part of the body that was injured it leaves a scar. This scar tissue does not contract effectively, so the ability of the heart to pump is lowered after a heart attack.

A heart attack, sometimes called a myocardial infarction, can happen without warning. However there are certain factors that raise the risk of heart attack. Some of these are:
  • Age
  • Gender (most heart attack sufferers are male)
  • A family history of heart attacks
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices (lack of exercise, poor diet, too much alcohol or stress)

Heart attacks typically feel like pain or pressure in the chest that can radiate out to the back, arm, or jaw. Some other symptoms can include fatigue or weakness, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea.

Treatment aims to increase blood flow to the heart muscle by opening up blocked blood vessels. Medications are sometimes used to dissolve clots in the arteries. Aspirin and other medications such as Plavix can thin the blood and make clots less likely to form. Dilators can widen blood vessels to make room for more blood to flow. Doctors can also use a procedure called catheterization to look at the blood vessels around the heart directly, place stents, or widen vessels using angioplasty. In extreme cases bypass surgery can be used to help blood flow better. After recovery, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle and take any prescribed medications in order to protect the heart.
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