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We found 5 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Robert Churchill Iii Scott III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Robert Scott is an adult cardiologist in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scott include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Scott accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Myocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Kent Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Jason Lange is an adult cardiology specialist in Copperas Cove, TX, Temple, TX, and Killeen, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lange takes 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 Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Peak Performers Award - Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Internal Medicine Chief Resident.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Myocarditis, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Albert James Hicks III, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Albert Hicks practices adult cardiology and hospital medicine (hospitalist). His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of advanced heart failure and heart transplant. Dr. Hicks is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Hicks has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Dr. Umad Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Umad Ahmad works as a cardiologist and intensivist in Killeen, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahmad include intensive care, heart failure, and invasive cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad accepts. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Eugenie Fribourg Award in dedication and commitment as a teacher. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Ahmad is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Intensive Care, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Failure

Dr. Sunil Sumant Naik, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2405 S Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sunil Naik is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naik graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Naik is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.