We found 22 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin; #2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shih attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke works as a cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Mitschke studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mitschke trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mitschke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Mammen is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Masroor Abdul-Qadir Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masroor Khan works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tyler, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pareshkumar K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Mehta's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. Dr. Mehta is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberta Bogaev practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Bogaev accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Attiya Shaheen Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1631 North Loop W; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Attiya Khan practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Greater Heights Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and then went on to complete her residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent, Heart Failure, Peripheral Angioplasty, Electrocardiogram, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip C Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Haas sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Haas's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil C Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Odhav is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav studied medicine at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Balakrishnan's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Biswajit Kar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Biswajit Kar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kar attended medical school at the University of Delhi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in advanced heart failure. Dr. Kar accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kar has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Andrew B Civitello, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1200 Binz Street; Suite #1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Civitello practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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 Health Science Center at Houston. In his practice, Dr. Civitello focuses on advanced heart failure. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, CT Angiogram, Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew, who practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Fulshear, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sunew's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Sunew attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sunew is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer practices adult cardiology. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Taegtmeyer attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Texas Heart Institute (THI), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

Dr. Elizabeth Michelle Volz, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volz's areas of specialization are general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. In her practice, Dr. Volz focuses on advanced heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a progressive disease where the heart muscle isn’t able to pump as effectively as it needs to. When a patient has heart failure, not enough blood is reaching the cells of the body to supply needed amounts of oxygen.

At the onset of heart failure, the body compensates for the reduced blood flow by enlarging the heart muscle, making the heart beat faster, or narrowing the blood vessels to increase blood pressure. Because the body is so adept at compensating for the early stages of heart failure, many people do not notice symptoms until they have been sick for some time. This is one reason annual check-ups are important, especially if you have any risk factors for heart disease. Symptoms a person might feel as heart failure progresses include fatigue, breathlessness, a rapid heartbeat, or swelling in the feet and legs.

A doctor can check for heart failure using blood tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram, or an exercise stress test. If heart failure is diagnosed, lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction, and avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are recommended in order to protect the heart. There are a large number of medications on the market that used to treat heart failure, in several different classes. Some of these are ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, and statin drugs. Although it’s not as common, surgery will sometimes be recommended for heart failure, for example if a patient needs a transplant or bypass surgery.
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