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 specialist in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and adult pulmonology. After attending 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 completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz is 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, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Waller's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, intensive care, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Cardiovascular Consultants. Dr. Waller is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Plano, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Rivera's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rivera 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Gujarat University and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kennedy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kennedy has received the following distinction: 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. Marc Scott Shalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Marc Shalek's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shalek include stent placement (stenting), coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Shalek takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Shalek has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karim takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is an adult cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Nair is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, 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. She works in Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Samaan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Samaan 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. Samaan graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She 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. Biren H Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2821 East President George Bush Hig; Suite 506
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Biren Parikh practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Parikh's clinical interests: angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parikh 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. David William Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt, who practices in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Prewitt is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Prewitt attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Prewitt honors 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.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Plano, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. These areas are among Dr. Woolbert's clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He takes 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 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. David A Rawitscher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Rawitscher is a cardiologist in Plano, TX. Dr. Rawitscher is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rawitscher include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rawitscher 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. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Friso, TX. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalidindi include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Kalidindi attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for 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, Stent, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Philip Morales practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Plano, TX. Clinical interests 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morales attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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. Ambarish Gopal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ambarish Gopal works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College and Chengalpattu Medical College, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gopal accepts. He 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)

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

Dr. Waenard Miller is an adult cardiology specialist in Plano, TX. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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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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