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We found 21 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 Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's medical specialty is adult cardiology and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schwartz honors 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: 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Waller's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from 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. Jose Francisio Rivera Guerrero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jose Rivera practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Rivera attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Rivera has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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, 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Kennedy has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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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's specialties are 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is in-network 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 languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks 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. Radhakrishnan Govindan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is an adult cardiology specialist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nair 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 works as an adult cardiologist in Plano, TX. Dr. Samaan studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Samaan include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Samaan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Samaan 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. Marc Scott Shalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marc Shalek's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shalek include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shalek takes. Dr. Shalek graduated from New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shalek 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. Samuel Carlin Woolbert, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Woolbert is an adult cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woolbert include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Woolbert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Woolbert has received the distinction of 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, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Philip Morales is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Plano, TX. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Morales honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Morales 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. Waenard Livingston Miller Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Waenard Miller is an adult cardiologist in Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller 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. David A Rawitscher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Rawitscher's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rawitscher include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rawitscher has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. He has received the following distinction: 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. Ambarish Gopal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ambarish Gopal is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Dr. Gopal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

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

Dr. Marcus McKenzie is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. McKenzie completed his residency training 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. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Friso, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Kalidindi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalidindi takes. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Kalidindi attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress ... (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.