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

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

Dr. Robert Scott's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Scott include heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Albert Hicks is a specialist in adult cardiology, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hicks include advanced heart failure and heart transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Hicks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , advanced heart failure

All Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

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

Dr. Jason Lange is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Copperas Cove, TX, Killeen, TX, and Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lange honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Lange attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lange has received professional recognition including the following: Peak Performers Award - Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Internal Medicine Chief Resident.

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

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

Dr. Umad Ahmad is a Killeen, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, heart failure, and invasive cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Ahmad completed a residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Ahmad has received professional recognition including the following: Eugenie Fribourg Award in dedication and commitment as a teacher. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 an interventional cardiology specialist in Killeen, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Naik completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Naik is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.
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