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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally 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, 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 cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Mohsin attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohsin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mohsin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Denfield include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and angioplasty. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Denfield 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Shih is professionally 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. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Miller-Hance studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency training at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Miller-Hance takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amy Woodruff is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave Dr. Woodruff a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Woodruff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nishikawa takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nishikawa studied medicine at Keio University. His training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ugolini's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ugolini honors. 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 Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Haas is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Haas's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from 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. Sriram S Nathan, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sriram Nathan's medical specialty is general practice and adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nathan include advanced heart failure. Dr. Nathan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Nathan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kar accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Delhi and Armed Forces Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kar 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. Colin Macleod Barker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Colin Barker is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and internist. Dr. Barker graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barker include heart failure, heart valve disease, and coronary artery disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Barker has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barker 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Taegtmeyer honors 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Failure

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include heart failure, angioplasty, and coronary artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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