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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 practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Molossi include congenital heart disease and sports health. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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.

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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 practices pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of turner syndrome, marfan syndrome, and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Morris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics for residency. Her 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. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gomez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric cardiology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Vick attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vick trained 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 takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Vick is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

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

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 specialties are pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Miller-Hance takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Miller-Hance's medical residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally 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, Video-Assisted ... (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. Dr. Dreyer graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heart transplant, heart failure, and mechanical circulatory support devices. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dreyer accepts. He is affiliated with 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. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Karim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Elena Ocampo is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. She 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. Dr. Ocampo's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and 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 specializes in cardiac surgery, vein disease (phlebology), and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kapusta include vascular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at National University of La Plata and residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kapusta speaks 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. Peter Ryan Ermis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Ermis' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of stress echo and congenital heart disease. Dr. Ermis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ermis has received the following distinction: 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. Wilson Wei-Sen Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Lam is an adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lam include electrophysiological (EP) study, medical education, and congenital heart disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lam speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' area of specialization is pediatric cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivenes include atrial septal defect. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rivenes graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Rivenes trained at Maricopa Medical Center for her residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , atrial septal defect

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect

Dr. Alexia Beatriz Santos, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Texas Children S Heart Center; Mc19345-c 6621 Fannin
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexia Santos is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Her areas of expertise include heart problems and fetal echocardiography. Dr. Santos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Santos attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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. Haroonur Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6624 Fannin; Suite 2000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Webster, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Rashid's areas of expertise include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid 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 has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Roberta Bogaev's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is an adult cardiologist in Houston, TX. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, Dr. Ugolini completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Ugolini average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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)

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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.