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We found 75 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Net Federal near Stony Brook, NY.

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' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Tak is not accepting 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 sees patients in Bay Shore, NY and Smithtown, NY. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pilip's clinical interests include heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pilip completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger's specialty is thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bilfinger accepts. He attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Bilfinger (or staff) is conversant in 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. Joseph Zeev Chernilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Cardiology Division; Hsc - T-16 R-080 Suny
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Chernilas, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hauppauge, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Chernilas's areas of expertise include heart problems. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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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. She attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Chikwe completed her residency training at Royal Brompton Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chikwe has received the following distinctions: Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. In addition to English, Dr. Chikwe (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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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. 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mani studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and heart failure. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Mani (or staff) is conversant in 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. Neal B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Neal Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in East Setauket, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Rocky Point, NY. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: stress echo, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Patel attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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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Dr. Allison Joan McLarty, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Allison McLarty's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. McLarty's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Dr. McLarty (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with 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. James Cordry Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. James Nielsen's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is especially interested in MRI angiogram (MRA), fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nielsen's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nielsen attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dervan include coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Faulkner Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Dervan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dervan honors. Dr. Dervan has received the following distinctions: Dr. Dervan graduated cum laude from Boston College; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; and Diplomate, Interventional Cardiology.

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

Dr. Jonathan Weinstein is an East Setauket, NY physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Weinstein attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein takes.

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

Dr. Trevor Verga's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Verga trained at North Shore University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verga honors. 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. Christopher Michael Cesa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
45 Research Way; Suite 008 & 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Cesa is an adult cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Cesa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cesa's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart failure, angina, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol, ... (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. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and heart failure. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Vlay attended Yale School of Medicine. He 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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Dr. Peter Joseph Morelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Peter Morelli is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and exercise physiology. Dr. Morelli takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Morelli's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, congenital heart disease

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

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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.