We found 9 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Knoxville, TN.

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

Dr. John Acker's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart failure, heart valve disease, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Acker honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Baptist Memorial Health Care, Dr. Acker attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Acker's professional affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and 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. Jeffrey H Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E-310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Knoxville, TN. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include women's heart disease and preventive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Johnson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology

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 Dr. Baljepally's practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease, invasive cardiology, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Hirsh's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart failure and afib catheter ablation. Dr. Hirsh's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Hirsh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Afib Catheter Ablation, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Tjuan Overly's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Overly include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Overly has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Overly graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and 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. Bret A Rogers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E 310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Bret Rogers specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Knoxville, TN. His clinical interests encompass heart valve disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Rogers performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Rogers is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and 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. William Jeremy Mahlow, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1940 Alcoa Highway; Suite E 310
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. William Mahlow is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Knoxville, TN. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Mahlow performed his residency 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 sees patients in Knoxville, TN and Pc, TN. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart valve disease and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepple honors. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency.

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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 Cardiology, Adult Nephrology
900 E. Oak Hill Avenue; Suite 600
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Mark Wigger is an adult cardiology and adult nephrology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wigger include heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Wigger's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is 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.
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