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We found 7 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Ahmad Adnan Aslam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
308 Holderrieth Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Aslam's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Tomball, TX, Magnolia, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aslam include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Aslam accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Aslam trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for residency. Dr. Aslam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 School Street; Suite 12
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Strickland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. In addition to English, Dr. Strickland speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

Dr. Maged Answer Amine, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Maged Amine practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Amine accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at UPMC Shadyside. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Amine's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mitral valve prolapse, heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, mitral valve disease, coronary artery disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy

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

Dr. Ismail Taherali Dairywala, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ismail Dairywala's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dairywala is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Dairywala's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart attack

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

Dr. Waqar Ahmad Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
506 Graham; Suite 230
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Waqar Khan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: angioplasty, heart attack, and pacemaker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart attack

All Interests: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Stents, Heart Attack, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani practices general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts 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 Dr. Nathani's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nathani attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , coronary artery disease

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Irfan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Irfan trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Shoulder Problems, ... (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.