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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Paoli, PA.

Dr. John Coster Steers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John Steers' medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Steers include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Steers is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Steers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steers takes. He has received the distinction of Main Line Today - Top Docs. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Celia Brozena, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Susan Brozena's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Brozena's areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, heart transplant, and heart failure. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brozena honors. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 1994 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Brozena is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Dr. Maren Elizabeith Jeffery, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Maren Jeffery's specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, depression, and heart attack. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffery is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Jeffery has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Barnet Kramer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kramer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kramer attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kramer honors. He has received the distinction of Main Line Today - Top Docs. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Kramer is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, Cholesterol Problems, Nuclear Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Laporte, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Steven Laporte, who practices in Paoli, PA and Collegeville, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and aortic disease. Dr. Laporte is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laporte has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. John P McNamara, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John McNamara specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, Dr. McNamara focuses on heart valve disease, heart failure, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. McNamara is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McNamara's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Failure

Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. David R Trevino, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Ii Suite 121
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. David Trevino's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. Dr. Trevino's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trevino honors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Herpes, Hypertension, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Neal Scovill, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 1, Suite 202
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Scovill is a Paoli, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Scovill's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Paoli Hospital. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Scovill's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.