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We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Wading River, NY.

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

Dr. Rajoo Patel, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Wading River, NY, and Southampton, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Patel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with 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: 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
271 Rt 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Rameshchandra Dabhi is a cardiologist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Dabhi graduated from Medical College Baroda. He completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. These areas are among Dr. Easow's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in adolescent medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kleinberg include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kleinberg welcomes new patients. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Immunization, Multiple Sclerosis, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, 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.