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We found 10 providers with an interest in heart attack and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Temple, TX.

Dr. Robert Churchill Iii Scott III, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Scott is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, general care, and invasive cardiology. Dr. Scott 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. For his professional training, Dr. Scott completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Biopsy, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip David Houck, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Philip Houck, who practices in Taylor, TX, Temple, TX, and Georgetown, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Houck honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Clinical Science Award. Dr. Houck is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. John Preston Iii Erwin III, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
2401 S 31st Street; Division of Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. John Erwin specializes in adult cardiology and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Erwin's clinical interests include invasive cardiology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Erwin is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Ischemic ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy A Mixon, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; Division of Cardiology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Mixon is a specialist in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Mixon is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mixon include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2013-2015.

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All Interests: Aortic Valve Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, Renal Artery Stenosis, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Dan William Giebel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Dan Giebel practices adult cardiology. Dr. Giebel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Outstanding Internal Medicine Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic, Rochester.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Kent Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jason Lange is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Lange graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lange honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Peak Performers Award - Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Internal Medicine Chief Resident. Dr. Lange's professional affiliations include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Select Specialty Hospital - Denver, and North Suburban Medical Center.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Gregory Joseph Dehmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2401 S 31st Street; Cardiology Division (ms 33 Suite 156)
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Dehmer's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Dehmer 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 Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Dehmer has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; America's Top Cardiologists, Listed by Consumer's Research Council of America; and Kern Wildenthal Research Award, 1980, 1981.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Cardiac Catheterization, Heart Failure, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Douglas Chiles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2401 S. 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Chiles sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Chiles attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiles accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chiles include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; ACC Emerging Faculty Award; and Chief Fellow in Cardiology, 2003-2004.

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All Interests: Myocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Arrhythmias, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Manuel Costa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Critical Care
2401 South 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Steven Costa's specialties are adult cardiology and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Temple, TX. In his practice, Dr. Costa focuses on invasive cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Costa 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 the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Costa's distinctions include: Chief Resident Internal Medicine Residency, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX; Bailey R. Collin Scholarship, University of Texas Medical Branch; and American Academy of Family Physicians teaching award.

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Relevant Interests: , heart attack

All Interests: Myocarditis, Electrocardiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gadiel A Berrio, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Gadiel Berrio is a specialist in interventional cardiology. Dr. Berrio is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Berrio is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack, Peripheral Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

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What is a Heart Attack?

A heart attack is a serious medical event that happens when the blood supplying oxygen to the heart is cut off, usually because of a blockage in an artery. This results in damage or death of part of the heart muscle. The heart can heal, but like any part of the body that was injured it leaves a scar. This scar tissue does not contract effectively, so the ability of the heart to pump is lowered after a heart attack.

A heart attack, sometimes called a myocardial infarction, can happen without warning. However there are certain factors that raise the risk of heart attack. Some of these are:
  • Age
  • Gender (most heart attack sufferers are male)
  • A family history of heart attacks
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices (lack of exercise, poor diet, too much alcohol or stress)

Heart attacks typically feel like pain or pressure in the chest that can radiate out to the back, arm, or jaw. Some other symptoms can include fatigue or weakness, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea.

Treatment aims to increase blood flow to the heart muscle by opening up blocked blood vessels. Medications are sometimes used to dissolve clots in the arteries. Aspirin and other medications such as Plavix can thin the blood and make clots less likely to form. Dilators can widen blood vessels to make room for more blood to flow. Doctors can also use a procedure called catheterization to look at the blood vessels around the heart directly, place stents, or widen vessels using angioplasty. In extreme cases bypass surgery can be used to help blood flow better. After recovery, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle and take any prescribed medications in order to protect the heart.