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We found 74 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Health Net Federal 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 sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes 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. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak has a closed panel.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Pilip attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pilip include heart valve disease, angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Pilip average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pilip is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pilip (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He welcomes 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. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc 19-080
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tannous's clinical interests: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tannous's medical residency was performed 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. Thomas Victor Bilfinger, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Bilfinger has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Bilfinger graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Bilfinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Chernilas is especially interested in heart problems. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chernilas takes. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He welcomes 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 is a cardiac surgeon. She studied medicine at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Chikwe trained at Royal Brompton Hospital for her residency. Her clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. She accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Chikwe has an open panel.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mani average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and heart failure. Dr. Mani honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Mani is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore and a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center's residency program. 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. Neal B Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Neal Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in East Setauket, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Rocky Point, NY. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Francis Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Dr. Allison Joan McLarty, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road; Level 5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Allison McLarty is a thoracic surgeon. Dr. McLarty's clinical interests include lung cancer, heart valve disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McLarty takes. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. McLarty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Greek. Dr. McLarty 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include MRI angiogram (MRA), fetal echocardiography, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Nielsen honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nielsen's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Dervan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, renal vascular disease, and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Faulkner Hospital. He 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. Dr. Dervan 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 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Weinstein is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Trevor Anthony Verga, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
45 Research Way; Suite 108
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Trevor Verga, who practices in Smithtown, NY, Rocky Point, NY, and Wading River, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Verga studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. Dr. Verga is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. 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 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 works as an adult cardiologist in East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Cesa include renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cesa takes. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Cesa attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. His practice 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and heart failure. Dr. Vlay accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, 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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Dr. Peter Joseph Morelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Peter Morelli practices pediatric cardiology. Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morelli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and exercise physiology. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Morelli trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.