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We found 75 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Simplicity near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mitschke's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He 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 attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Jamil Chaudhry Mohsin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6550 Fannin; Smith Tower 1901
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jamil Mohsin is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Mohsin attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Mohsin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohsin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Susan Warren Denfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Denfield is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated Dr. Shih highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Shih has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wanda Circe Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her clinical interests include heart failure, bronchoscopy, and heart surgery. Dr. Miller-Hance honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her professional training, Dr. Miller-Hance completed residency programs at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Miller-Hance is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Lea Woodruff, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Woodruff works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodruff include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated Dr. Woodruff highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Woodruff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nishikawa include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa studied medicine at Keio University. For his residency, Dr. Nishikawa trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nishikawa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini obtained her medical school training at Sapienza University of Rome and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Clay 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. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Haas attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Haas accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Ali Jalilian Marian, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Marian is a general practitioner and adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marian include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Marian's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypotension, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Genetic Issues, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Sriram S Nathan, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sriram Nathan is a general practitioner and cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Nathan is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. His clinical interests encompass advanced heart failure. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nathan is professionally affiliated with 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. Raymond Franklin Iii Stainback III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Stainback specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stainback include heart valve disease, heart failure, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Stainback studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stainback is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Biswajit Kar is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests encompass advanced heart failure. Dr. Kar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Delhi and Armed Forces Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Kar has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barker at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Barker's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Stents, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer is an adult cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taegtmeyer include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, 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.