We found 23 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Plano, TX.

Dr. David A Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schwartz trained at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Allen Waller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Waller is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Waller is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Lee Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Kennedy is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Plano, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Gujarat University and residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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Dr. Marcus Edward McKenzie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marcus McKenzie's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. McKenzie's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. 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 Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. McKenzie is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip A Morales, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Philip Morales is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Plano, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morales include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morales is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah A Samaan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Samaan is a specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Samaan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Samaan include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Samaan attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Steven Kindsvater sees patients in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kindsvater include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), permanent pacemaker implantation, and heart failure. Dr. Kindsvater's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kindsvater accepts. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Arrhythmias, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ambarish Gopal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ambarish Gopal practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gopal include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Gopal is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Gopal attended Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gopal takes.

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All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Research, Hemodialysis Access ... (Read more)

Dr. Biren H Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2821 East President George Bush Hig; Suite 506
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Biren Parikh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. Dr. Parikh's areas of expertise include the following: angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose M Rivera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jose Rivera specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Rivera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stent, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc S Shalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marc Shalek is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shalek attended medical school at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shalek is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Mandell works as an adult critical care specialist and cardiologist. Dr. Mandell graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a special interest in heart failure. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Advanced Heart Care (North Texas and Southern Oklahoma).

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All Interests: Heart Failure

Dr. Radhakrishnan G Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. David W Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Prewitt trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prewitt include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Prewitt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Dr. Asad Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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