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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Wading River, NY.

Dr. Bibiana Dudra Stephen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Bibiana Stephen is a cardiologist in Riverhead, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Southampton, NY. Dr. Stephen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. For her residency, Dr. Stephen trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stephen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

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

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Dr. Rajoo Chittaranjan Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
271 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Rajoo Patel is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rameshchandra Dabhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Rameshchandra Dabhi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Dabhi is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Dabhi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Dabhi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

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Dr. Babu Easow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Babu Easow is an adult cardiology specialist in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. Dr. Easow attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Easow include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Easow (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Easow is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Easow's office for an appointment.

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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, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6144 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Kleinberg is a specialist in adolescent medicine. He works in Holbrook, NY, Wading River, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kleinberg is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleinberg's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kleinberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Immunization, Multiple Sclerosis, Eating Disorders, Urinary Incontinence, Hives, Influenza, Kidney ... (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.