We found 5 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Eau Claire, WI.

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Dr. Joan Elizabeth Hamblin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
617 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
 

Dr. Joan Hamblin's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamblin include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamblin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Hamblin has received the following distinction: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Dr. William E Cayley Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
617 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
 

Dr. William Cayley's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cayley include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Deborah A Raehl, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
617 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
 

Dr. Deborah Raehl's specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Raehl is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Dennis P Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
617 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
 

Dr. Dennis Breen practices family medicine in Eau Claire, WI. These areas are among Dr. Breen's clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. His professional affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at North Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Breen attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Dr. Mark D Gideonsen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
617 W Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
 

Dr. Mark Gideonsen specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Gideonsen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital and the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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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.
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