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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Jeffrey Brian Hirsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E-310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hirsh is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Knoxville, TN. His clinical interests encompass heart failure and afib catheter ablation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hirsh attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Afib Catheter Ablation, Heart Failure

Dr. Bret Alan Rogers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E 310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Bret Rogers is an adult cardiologist. His areas of expertise consist of heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and echocardiogram (echo). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Rogers performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
900 E Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Defrain is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Defrain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart valve disease, heart block, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Howard Acker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E-310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. John Acker's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart failure, heart valve disease, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Acker obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Baptist Memorial Health Care. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure

Dr. Raj M Baljepally, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E-310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Raj Baljepally sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baljepally attended Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. In his practice, Dr. Baljepally focuses on heart valve disease, invasive cardiology, and cardiac catheterization. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baljepally takes. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Jeffrey H Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E-310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is an adult cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include women's heart disease and preventive cardiology. Dr. Johnson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology

Dr. Tjuan L Overly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E 310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Tjuan Overly sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He has a special interest in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Overly is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valvuloplasty, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Valvuloplasty

Dr. William Jeremy Mahlow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E 310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. William Mahlow is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Mahlow is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia (very fast heart rate)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Ablation, Heart Problems, Tachycardia, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Benjamin I Shepple, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Benjamin Shepple is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease and heart failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepple takes. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Shepple is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Heart Failure

Dr. Mark Allen Wigger, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
900 E. Oak Hill Avenue; Suite 600
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Mark Wigger is a nephrologist in Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN, and Brentwood, TN. His areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wigger accepts. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wigger trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wigger is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

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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.