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

Dr. David Albert Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Waller attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Jose Rivera is a cardiologist in Plano, TX. Dr. Rivera studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Patrick Kennedy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Gujarat University. For his professional training, Dr. Kennedy completed a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. M. Karim is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Marc Shalek sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Shalek attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shalek include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shalek speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is an adult cardiologist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Nair takes 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 speaks Spanish.

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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. Dr. Samaan is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samaan include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. She is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Samaan is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Samaan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College. He trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. Dr. Kalidindi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Samuel Carlin Woolbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Woolbert's medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Woolbert's clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Woolbert has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. David A Rawitscher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Rawitscher specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Rawitscher graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rawitscher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Andrew Morales, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Philip Morales' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Morales attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He 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. David William Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Prewitt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prewitt attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Waenard Livingston Miller Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Waenard Miller practices adult cardiology in Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Miller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Ambarish Gopal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ambarish Gopal is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Dr. Gopal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Gopal is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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