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We found 84 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Houston, TX.

Dr. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomez include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gomez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Silvana Molossi Lawrence, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvana Molossi specializes in pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has indicated that her clinical interests include congenital heart disease and sports health. Dr. Molossi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, congenital heart disease

All Interests: Sports Health, Heart Problems, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Shaine Alaine Muller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaine Morris practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include turner syndrome, marfan syndrome, and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Morris takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. Dr. Morris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, bicuspid aortic valve disease

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, MRI, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Dissection, Turner Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giles Wesley Iii Vick III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. G. Vick practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Vick studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vick is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: MRI, Imaging Procedures, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Roberta Bogaev practices adult cardiology. She is especially interested in advanced heart failure. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogaev accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Bogaev's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure, heart problems, heart failure

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

Dr. William Jeffrey Dreyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Dreyer practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX. He is especially interested in heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dreyer graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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 problems, heart failure

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Thoracic ... (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 problems, heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (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: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Matteethra Chandy Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matteethra Jacob's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and general internal medicine. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Jacob is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Catherina Ocampo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elena Ocampo works as a pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Ocampo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ocampo accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Mario Osvaldo Kapusta, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vein Disease, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5585 Weslayan
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mario Kapusta is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vein disease (phlebology), and general surgery. He graduated from National University of La Plata. For his professional training, Dr. Kapusta completed residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In his practice, Dr. Kapusta focuses on vascular disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kapusta is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Ryan Ermis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Ermis is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Ermis focuses on stress echo and congenital heart disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ermis graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ermis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Stress Echo, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Sonia Jacob Lahoti, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sonia Jacob is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob accepts. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Jacob speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Wei-Sen Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Lam, who practices in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study, medical education, and congenital heart disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lam's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Congenital Heart Disease, Electrophysiological Study, Medical Education

Dr. Shannon Marie Rivenes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin - pedi/cardio Div; Tex Children Hosp - mc 19345-c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Rivenes' specialty is pediatric cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rivenes include atrial septal defect. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.