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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). His areas of expertise include heart failure and afib catheter ablation. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Hirsh attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsh honors.

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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 a Knoxville, TN physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and echocardiogram (echo). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Rogers is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rogers completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. John Acker is an adult cardiology specialist in Knoxville, TN. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Acker takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Baptist Memorial Health Care. He 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, Cholesterol Problems, Heart Failure

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 cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain honors. Dr. Defrain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency.

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

Dr. Raj Baljepally is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Knoxville, TN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baljepally include heart valve disease, invasive cardiology, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. After attending Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College for medical school, Dr. Baljepally completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include women's heart disease and preventive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Johnson attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Johnson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Knoxville, TN. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Overly include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Mahlow completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Knoxville, TN and Pc, TN. Dr. Shepple's areas of expertise include heart valve disease and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shepple's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He 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 practices adult nephrology in Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN, and Brentwood, TN. Dr. Wigger has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wigger takes. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Wigger attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.