We found 4 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near San Pablo, CA.

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Dr. Steven Louis Anton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 Vale Road; Suite 201
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Steven Anton's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anton include heart problems. Dr. Anton has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Anton completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heart problems, heart failure, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Bard Wallach, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue; Suite 300
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Wallach is an Albany, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallach is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wallach include primary care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wallach completed a residency program at Alachua General Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Fatima Narsinh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Narsinh's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Narsinh's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Narsinh welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hydrogen Breath Test, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kogan is an adult gastroenterologist in Berkeley, CA and San Pablo, CA. Dr. Kogan studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Kogan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Chest Pain, Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic ... (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.
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