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We found 18 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke practices adult cardiology. Dr. Mitschke's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mitschke attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shih include: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Roberta Camden Bogaev, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberta Bogaev, who practices in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Bogaev focuses on advanced heart failure. Dr. Bogaev is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Philip Haas is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haas include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Haas completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, who practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Kar graduated from the University of Delhi and Armed Forces Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include advanced heart failure. Dr. Kar is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer works as an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Taegtmeyer studied medicine at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Taegtmeyer honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Attiya Khan is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and echocardiogram (echo). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, Dr. Khan performed her residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Masroor Khan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Pranav Loyalka, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pranav Loyalka works as a general practitioner, cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist. He is especially interested in advanced heart failure. Dr. Loyalka's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loyalka attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Patel is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Kennedy Ram Thiagarajan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2000 Crawford Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kennedy Thiagarajan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Thiagarajan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thiagarajan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Volz is a general practitioner, adult cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Volz focuses on advanced heart failure. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volz accepts. Dr. Volz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

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

Dr. Andrew Civitello is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Civitello's clinical interests include advanced heart failure. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

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

Dr. Leo Simpson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leo Simpson practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise include the following: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Simpson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Heart Institute (THI) and CHI St. Luke's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Electrophysiological Study, Heart Failure, Transplant Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ellen Meyers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6431 Fannin; Suite Msb 1.246
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Meyers' area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Meyers's areas of expertise include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and palliative care. She is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart failure

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Heart Failure, Marfan Syndrome, Transplant ... (Read more)

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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.