We found 31 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Susan Lynn Simandl, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Susan Simandl practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simandl include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Northport VA Medical Center. Amerigroup, AARP, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simandl honors. Dr. Simandl has an open panel. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adalbert Pilip's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Pilip average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pilip include heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pilip is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pilip (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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' medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, angina, and heart attack. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chryssos takes. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Chryssos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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Dr. Anil John Mani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite C-16
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Anil Mani practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mani include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Mani's training includes a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, 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: 1.5 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 590 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.
    99.5%
    (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 368 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
496 Smithtown Bypass; Suite 101
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Michael Rosenband is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Rosenband's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), coronary angiogram, and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Rosenband attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenband (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (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.
    97.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 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 362 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.
    98.6%
    (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 330 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
210 N Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michael Matilsky practices adult cardiology in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Matilsky's clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Elderplan, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Matilsky attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
496 Smithtown Bypass; Suite 101
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Brian Geller's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Geller is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Geller is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Michelle Bloom's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Bloom's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bloom is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

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Dr. Lloyd David Lense, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
210 Bellemead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lloyd Lense is an adult cardiology specialist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lense include heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lense accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lense (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gruberg 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. He is a graduate of the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Sheba Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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. Kathleen Stergiopoulos, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Kathleen Stergiopoulos' specialty is adult cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in stress echo, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Stergiopoulos honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stress Echo, Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen C Vlay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Vlay works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vlay include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and heart failure. Dr. Vlay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

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Dr. William Eric Lawson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3001 Expressway Drive North
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. William Lawson specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lawson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lawson include advanced heart failure, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lawson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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. Trevor Anthony Verga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
48 Route 25a; Suite 108
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Trevor Verga's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and Wading River, NY. His areas of expertise include stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. Dr. Verga is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verga obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stress Echo, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Heart Problems, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Peter Joseph Morelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
57 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
 

Dr. Peter Morelli is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Stony Brook, NY, Patchogue, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Morelli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and exercise physiology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Morelli's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Exercise Physiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
469 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Borek sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Borek is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borek is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Borek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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