We found 15 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept MultiPlan near Austin, TX.

Dr. Tuan Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tuan Nguyen is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease

All Interests: Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Caitlin McAneny Giesler, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7900 Fm 1826, Southwest Health Plaza 1; Suite 170
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Caitlin Giesler's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Giesler's areas of expertise include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Giesler has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Giesler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , women's heart disease

All Interests: Women's Heart Disease, Consultation, Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram

Dr. Mauricio Federico Hong Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Hong practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In Dr. Hong's practice, he is particularly interested in electrophysiological (EP) study, pacemaker, and radiofrequency ablation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hong attended La Salle University, Mexican Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiological Study, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker

Dr. David Michael Zientek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Zientek is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of holter monitoring, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Zientek is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Zientek graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zientek trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure, heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Stress Testing, Heart Failure, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Osvaldo "steve" Gigliotti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Osvaldo Gigliotti works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX. He has a special interest in carotid artery stenting and peripheral vascular interventions. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Gigliotti attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gigliotti is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 317
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehta include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stent. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mehta attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristopher "kris" M. Heinzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristopher Heinzman is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Heinzman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Heinzman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Eric James Frischhertz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 317
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Frischhertz is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Frischhertz studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frischhertz is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Vascular Imaging, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker

Dr. Thomas Kanjapallil Kurian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kurian's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kurian is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kurian is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Loop Recorder Insertion, Device ... (Read more)

Dr. Clay A Cauthen, MA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 514
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Clay Cauthen specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Cauthen focuses on echocardiogram (echo) and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cauthen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Cauthen's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, diastolic heart failure, cardiomyopathy, systolic heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Obesity, Heart Transplant, Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Advanced ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold Louis Fenrich Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4314 Medical Pky; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Arnold Fenrich is a pediatric cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Fenrich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Stephen James Bekanich, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
601 E 15th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Bekanich's medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). His clinical interests encompass caregiver issues. Dr. Bekanich is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Bekanich attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Caregiver Issues, Heart Failure

Dr. James Stuart Ferriss, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1313 Red River Street; Suite 217
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Ferriss specializes in gynecologic oncology. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ferriss attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Ferriss is especially interested in gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Ferriss is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dalia Elias El Bejjani, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dalia El Bejjani is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. El Bejjani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. She has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. Dr. El Bejjani is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. El Bejjani attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. El Bejjani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, endocarditis

All Interests: Heart Problems, Hepatitis C, Endocarditis, HIV/AIDS, Infections

Dr. Raymond Emile Bietry III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1301 West 38th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Bietry specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Austin, TX. His areas of expertise consist of heart transplant, heart failure, and left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Dr. Bietry is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Bietry is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, Left Ventricular ... (Read more)

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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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