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We found 9 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Humana Premier near Katy, TX.

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
20903 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Iftikhar sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Iftikhar include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Iftikhar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Iftikhar has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iftikhar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Problems, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Clay Haas, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, 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. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Odhav's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Odhav welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mammen accepts. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mammen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Mehta is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mehta include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. John Y Sunew, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. John Sunew's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Sunew honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sunew's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pareshkumar Kashiram Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Pareshkumar Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Patel takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Elizabeth Michelle Volz, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 200
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Volz's medical specialty is general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Volz's clinical interests include advanced heart failure. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Volz accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu accepts. Dr. Kalapatapu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Knee ... (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.