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We found 83 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass Balanced near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Silvana Molossi is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of congenital heart disease and sports health. Dr. Molossi is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency.

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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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaine Morris, who practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include turner syndrome, marfan syndrome, and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics for residency. Dr. Morris takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Miguel Gomez's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez takes. Dr. Gomez is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. G. Vick is a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Vick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In her practice, Dr. Bogaev focuses on advanced heart failure. Dr. Bogaev is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a pediatric cardiologist. He has a special interest in heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Dreyer attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller-Hance include 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). 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

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

Dr. Amin Karim specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. 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. Dr. Karim's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini attended Sapienza University of Rome and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ugolini has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini's practice is open to 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 specializes in adult cardiology and general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Jacob attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Jacob speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Ocampo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery, vein disease (phlebology), and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapusta include vascular disease. Dr. Kapusta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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 works as a pediatric cardiologist in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Ermis's clinical interests: stress echo and congenital heart disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ermis has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. 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: 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacob include 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 honors. Dr. Jacob welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is conversant in 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 specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. Dr. Lam studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lam speaks Spanish. He is 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Her clinical interests encompass atrial septal defect. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rivenes 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 studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Rivenes 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.