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We found 33 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Wilson Wei-Sen Lam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
2935 Glenn Lakes Lane
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Lam, who practices in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. He has a special interest in 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. Dr. Lam's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. 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: Congenital Heart Disease, Electrophysiological Study, Medical Education

Dr. Alexander Franz Drtil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 560
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Drtil's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, Dr. Drtil focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Drtil 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 Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Drtil has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. William Carter Iii Grinstead III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Grinstead practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Grinstead's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Heart Failure, Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker

Dr. Nilesh Sudhir Mathuria, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7789 Southwest Freeway, Suite, 360; Medical Plaza 4
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nilesh Mathuria is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mathuria attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Pacemaker

Dr. Sangeeta Saikia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 290
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sangeeta Saikia works as a cardiologist. Patients rated Dr. Saikia highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and mitral valve disease. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Saikia is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Saikia attended medical school at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Sanford Jay Lubetkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sanford Lubetkin, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lubetkin honors. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lubetkin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. John Murrah Passmore Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Passmore works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Passmore's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Passmore accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Passmore is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alexander Portugal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 780
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Portugal's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Portugal attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stents, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Angioplasty, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7777 Sw Freeway; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Mangin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangin honors. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kesavan Shan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 780
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kesavan Shan works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Shan is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shan accepts. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Shan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Anwar Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 940
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anwar Ahmad works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmad include heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Thieu Gene Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7500 Beechnut Street; Suite 291
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thieu Nguyen works as an adult cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)

All Interests: Dizziness, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Shortness of Breath, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Frwy; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hirani's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 840
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (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.