We found 2 cardiologists who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near Larkspur, CA.

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Dr. Howard M Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1100 Larkspur Landing; #150
Larkspur, CA

Dr. Howard Rosenfeld's medical specialty is pediatric cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Rosenfeld honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rosenfeld attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenfeld completed a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenfeld speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, Cardiac Catheterization, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Dr. Sarina Kumari Behera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
4000 Civic Center Drive; Suite 205
San Rafael, CA

Dr. Sarina Behera is a pediatric cardiology specialist. She is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Behera is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Behera is conversant in Medical Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

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What is Cardiology?

Cardiology is the study of the heart and blood vessels, and a cardiologist makes sure they are functioning well. Patients see cardiologists for many issues affecting the circulatory system, including:
  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart attack prevention and treatment
  • Congestive Heart Failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body
  • Heart transplant evaluation and care after surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease, where arteries in the limbs narrow and reduce blood flow
  • Aneurysm, or a swelling in the blood vessels
  • Coronary Artery Disease, where the blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart become blocked

After performing a physical exam, a cardiologist may order a number of imaging tests in order to get a better understanding of what disease or complication might be causing problems in the heart and blood vessels. Some of these might include:
  • An electrocardiogram, which checks the heart’s electrical activity
  • X-rays to see tissues more clearly
  • Cardiac catheterization, where a small tube is directed into the heart to test pressure, oxygen levels, and blood flow

Although some cardiologists provide primary care, cardiologists more typically work as consultants to primary care physicians when a heart issue comes up. Cardiologists do not perform surgery, but they can perform “interventional” procedures, such as balloon angioplasty (where a balloon is used to stretch open narrowed veins) or stent placement to keep blood flowing.
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