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We found 87 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Cigna near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Heart Institute; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among Dr. Tak's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adalbert Pilip is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pilip's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Pilip has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

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

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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 19-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Tannous include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Tannous accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, endocarditis, heart valve disease, heart block, bacterial endocarditis, aortic stenosis, heart attack, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve), coronary artery disease

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

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Dr. Thomas Victor Bilfinger, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bilfinger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bilfinger include lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Bilfinger (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anil John Mani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
T-16-080 Suny Health Sciences Center; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Anil Mani practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mani's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and heart failure. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Mani obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Vellore and performed his residency 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 problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Coronary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Brian Stewart Geller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite 23
Port Jefferson Station, NY
 

Dr. Brian Geller is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Smithtown, NY and Port Jefferson Station, NY. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Geller's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, heart valve disease, and angina. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geller accepts. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Geller's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

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

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Dr. Allison Joan McLarty, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Allison McLarty is a specialist in thoracic surgery. She works in Stony Brook, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McLarty is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. McLarty (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek. Her professional affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Heart Valve Disease, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Zeev Chernilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Cardiology Division; Hsc - T-16 R-080 Suny
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chernilas' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Chernilas is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chernilas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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Dr. Joanna Yvonne Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chikwe include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chikwe takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chikwe's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School and a graduate of Royal Brompton Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, tricuspid stenosis, endocarditis, heart valve disease, tricuspid regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation (leaky mitral valve)

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

Dr. Neal B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Neal Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Rocky Point, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include stress echo, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Stress Echo, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Atherosclerosis Prevention, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5225 Route 347; Suite #23
Port Jefferson Sta, NY
 

Dr. Michael Rosenband's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Smithtown, NY, Point Jeff Station, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Rosenband is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Dr. Rosenband graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Rosenband trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenband (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Syncope, Research, Heart Valve Disease, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Cordry Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. James Nielsen is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. In Dr. Nielsen's practice, he is particularly interested in MRI angiogram (MRA), fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nielsen attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, MRI, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. John P Dervan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
220 Belle Mead Road; Suite A
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Dervan is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dervan include coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). Patients gave Dr. Dervan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Faulkner Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dervan has received include Dr. Dervan graduated cum laude from Boston College; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; and Diplomate, Interventional Cardiology. His hospital/clinic 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 problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Trevor Anthony Verga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Trevor Verga is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verga include stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verga honors. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Verga attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Verga is professionally 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 problems, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

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

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Dr. Jonathan Brett Weinstein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Weinstein sees patients in East Setauket, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Weinstein performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Tests, Hypertension, Coronary Angioplasty, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis ... (Read more)

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Dr. Stephen C Vlay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 26 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Vlay works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Vlay's areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and heart failure. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Vlay speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

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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.