We found 20 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Shih an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih has received professional recognition including the following: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. 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's specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at Central South University and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sherman Yuan-Hsien Tang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Tang is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tang is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending China Medical University, Taiwan for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tang's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Byron Keith Ellis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Mob 1, Suite 400
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. B. Ellis, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Ellis studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery stenting. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ellis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. John Murrah Passmore Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Passmore is a cardiologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Passmore include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypotension (low blood pressure), and heart failure. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. The average patient rating for Dr. Passmore is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Passmore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Passmore has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, High ... (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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Grinstead takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Grinstead is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Coronary Angioplasty, Pacemaker, Heart Failure

Dr. Kesavan Shan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
16651 Southwest Freeway Mob1; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kesavan Shan's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Shan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Shan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Hanna's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. Patients gave Dr. Hanna an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hanna is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rami graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. George Chung Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth W Wang-Giuffre, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Wang-Giuffre sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialties are pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Wang-Giuffre's clinical interests: obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang-Giuffre accepts. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Mitral Valve ... (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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chittaluru's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Chittaluru include anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittaluru honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College. She has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified.

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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 an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX, Lack Jackson, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Baranowska-Daca's areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She 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 specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

Dr. Hanh Hoang Truong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; #340
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hanh Truong is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Truong include warts, depression, and moles. Dr. Truong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Truong is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (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.