We found 78 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. G. Vick is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vick honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

Dr. Shaine Alaine Muller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaine Morris' specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise consist of turner syndrome, marfan syndrome, and fetal echocardiography. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with 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. William J Dreyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Dreyer is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. Dr. Dreyer's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Peter Ermis' specialty is pediatric cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stress echo and congenital heart disease. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ermis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Ermis has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , congenital heart disease

All Interests: Stress Echo, Congenital Heart Disease

Dr. Wilson Wei-Sen Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Lam is a physician who specializes 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lam attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lam trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. In addition to English, 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. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Karim has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

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

Dr. Elena Ocampo is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX. She 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. She attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Ocampo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Silvana Molossi is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of congenital heart disease and sports health. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Molossi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Molossi is 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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6620 Main Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roberta Bogaev is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bogaev obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Shannon M Rivenes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Rivenes is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Rivenes focuses on atrial septal defect. Dr. Rivenes is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She 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. Before performing her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Rivenes attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect

Dr. Alexia Beatriz Santos, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexia Santos works as a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Santos's clinical interests include heart problems and fetal echocardiography. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos honors. She attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Santos's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Fetal Echocardiography, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Mario Kapusta is a cardiac surgery, vein disease (phlebology), and general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include vascular disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Kapusta takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at National University of La Plata. Dr. Kapusta's medical residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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

Dr. Michele Sartori's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Sartori's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sartori honors. He attended medical school at the University of Parma Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Sartori (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Angiogram, Stent, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Anne Dickerson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Heather Dickerson, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickerson takes. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Intensive Care

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan 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 a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mahboob Alam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahboob Alam is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Alam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Alam is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Alam attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Alam honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Peripheral Artery Disease, Percutaneous Coronary ... (Read more)

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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.
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