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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Stephen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal vascular disease, heart failure, and heart valve disease. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stephen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Patel's 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, 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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dabhi include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Dabhi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Dabhi is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is open to 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 a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Riverhead, NY, Southampton, NY, and Wading River, NY. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Easow's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Easow (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Easow 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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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
6144 Route 25a
Wading River, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Kleinberg specializes in adolescent medicine. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and lymphoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Kleinberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kleinberg is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, congenital heart disease

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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.