We found 71 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 an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX, Bellville, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Mitschke's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Mitschke has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Denfield is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. Dr. Denfield honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Denfield 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: 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Shih's clinical interests: 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Taipei Medical University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shih has received include American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He 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. Wanda Circe Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance is a physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Miller-Hance graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Mohsin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohsin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Amin Karim is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim's training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patient ratings for Dr. Karim average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. Dr. Karim is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amy Woodruff is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Woodruff's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Woodruff average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Woodruff honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Woodruff is accepting 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. Raymond Franklin Iii Stainback III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2480
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Stainback practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Stainback include heart valve disease, heart failure, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stainback has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. Dr. Taegtmeyer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and 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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All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

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

Dr. Philip Haas is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Haas studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, ... (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 is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Nishikawa attended medical school at Keio University. Dr. Nishikawa has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Biswajit Kar sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include advanced heart failure. Dr. Kar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Delhi and Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Kar trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini's specialty is adult cardiology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ugolini's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Sapienza University of Rome, Dr. Ugolini performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Michele P Sartori, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michele Sartori specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Dr. Sartori is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sartori (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Sartori welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in general practice and adult cardiology. He attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nathan include advanced heart failure. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nathan is 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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadim Zacca practices adult cardiology and general internal medicine in Houston, TX and Cleveland, TX. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zacca include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Zacca is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Dr. Zacca's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (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.
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