We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Dallas, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Amy Stancoven's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Stancoven takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Stancoven is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

All Interests: Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kristopher Heinzman's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Heinzman's clinical interests include heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Heinzman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bibhuti Das practices pediatric cardiology in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include heart transplant, heart failure, and ventricular assist device (VAD). Dr. Das honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes residency programs at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow of American College of Cardiology; Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics; and Better Patient Care Award Kosair Children s Hospital, Louisville, KY. Dr. Das is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Heart Transplant, Ventricular Assist Device, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Organ Transplantation, Adult Cardiology
3410 Worth Street; 250
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jose Mendez, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, organ transplantation, and adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendez include heart transplant, heart failure, and hair transplant. Dr. Mendez accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Mendez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

All Interests: Hair Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Erin Reese's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reese honors. Dr. Reese attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Reese is professionally affiliated with Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Second Opinions, Flu Shot, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (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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