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We found 21 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 575 Mob 3
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), coronary artery disease

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Franz Drtil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Drtil's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In his practice, Dr. Drtil focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Drtil attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Drtil has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Robert Lee McKowen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McKowen practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McKowen include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and myasthenia gravis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McKowen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McKowen trained at Allegheny General Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Sarcoidosis, Sclerotherapy, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Jianwei Feng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jianwei Feng's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Feng is a graduate of Shandong University. Dr. Feng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, atrial fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl Lewis Mangin Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16605 Southwest Freeway; #420
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Earl Mangin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Mangin is 4.5 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. Mangin honors. Dr. Mangin graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Htut Kyaw Win, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Htut Win specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Win's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, angioplasty, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Win takes. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Yangon.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Li's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Li's office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, heart attack, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

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

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru practices general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chittaluru's clinical interests: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She is a graduate of Kakatiya Medical College. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittaluru accepts. Dr. Chittaluru has received professional recognition including the following: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. Dr. Chittaluru welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, coronary artery disease

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

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hirani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hirani's office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhagwat Purushottam Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creekwood Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel works as an internist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patel 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. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, ischemic cardiomyopathy

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Sickle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frederick Brown is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Brown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart attack, mitral valve disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

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

Dr. Viren Shah is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda and Government Medical College, Surat for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure

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

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

Dr. Hanh Truong sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Truong has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Truong include warts, depression, and moles. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Truong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, mitral valve disease

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

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

Dr. Quntao Yu's specialties are general practice and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yu's areas of clinical interest consist of heart failure, asthma, and general care. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yu's office for an appointment. He graduated from Qingdao University. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at Driscoll Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heart failure

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

Dr. Jonathon B Shaffer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Sw Freeway; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jonathon Shaffer is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shaffer's clinical interests: obesity, diabetes, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shaffer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Menopause, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Obesity, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High ... (Read more)

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What are Heart Problems?

The heart is one of the most important organs in the body. This smooth muscle expands and contracts rhythmically our entire lifetime, pumping blood to our lungs and then to every other cell in our body. When heart problems occur, it becomes difficult for the body to get the nutrients and oxygen it needs via the blood. So while there are a variety of illnesses and disorders that affect the heart, most of them make you feel weak, tired, and short of breath. The most common heart conditions include heart disease, angina, arrhythmia, and valve disorders.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. This includes coronary artery disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart disease. Some conditions, such as genetics, cannot be controlled. But there are many other things you can do to lower your risk for heart disease. Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing or stopping smoking, exercising more and losing weight if needed, and eating a diet low in sodium can all protect your heart.

Angina is a squeezing type of chest pain that happens when the muscles around your heart don’t get enough oxygen. It can be regular or infrequent. Usually, angina is caused by coronary heart disease. However, not all chest pain is angina. Chest pain can also be caused by a lung infection or panic attack, for example, so it is important to have any sudden pain checked.

Arrhythmia is the word for when the heart beats too fast, too slow, or irregularly with skipped beats. It can feel frightening, and depending on the type it can be dangerous, but in most cases arrhythmia is not serious and can be treated. It is very common, especially in older adults.

Heart valve problems can happen in any one of the the heart’s four valves that keep blood flowing where it needs to go. Babies can be born with problems in their heart valves, or valves can be damaged by infections. The valves can stiffen and become less mobile, or they can stop closing properly and ‘leak’ when the heart beats. Valve problems can usually be repaired surgically.