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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shih has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

Dr. Xiaoguang Xiaoguang Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 196
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Chris Chen is an adult cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. After attending Central South University for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. William Carter Iii Grinstead III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16902 Southwest Freeway; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Grinstead is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Grinstead has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

Dr. George Paul Hanna, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Hanna is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine specialist in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Dr. Hanna is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hanna's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nagasudha Naga Chittaluru, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1111 Highway 6 South; Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. Dr. Chittaluru is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She studied medicine at Kakatiya Medical College. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baranowska-Daca include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. She speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viren Navinchandra Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Viren Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Quntao Yu, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Quntao Yu is a physician who specializes in general practice and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Yu's clinical interests: heart failure, asthma, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Yu graduated from Qingdao University. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Circumcision, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma

Dr. Sathyadevi R Sista, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sathyadevi Sista's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sista (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Sista is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, ... (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.