We found 9 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Lutz, FL.

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Kevin J Makati MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL

Dr. Kevin Makati's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Lutz, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makati has a special interest in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Makati's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator In ... (Read more)

Hector Fontanet MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL

Dr. Hector Fontanet is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Land O Lakes, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fontanet include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and preventive cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fontanet accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fontanet completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fontanet speaks Spanish. Dr. Fontanet's professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Valve Disease, Congenital Heart Disease

All Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, Congenital He ... (Read more)

Dr Paul Z Gerczuk MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Paul Gerczuk is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and cardiac electrophysiological study. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gerczuk attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Problems

All Interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Afib Catheter Ablation, Implantable Cardioverter ... (Read more)

Dr Christopher J Pastore MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL

Dr. Christopher Pastore works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pastore include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pastore takes. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Pastore is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

All Interests: Hypertension, Vascular Problems, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Hal Applebaum MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Hal Applebaum, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. Dr. Applebaum graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Applebaum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Problems

Asad Sawar MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
3010 E 138th Avenue; 12
Tampa, FL

Dr. Asad Sawar practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tampa, FL and Sunrise, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sawar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Problems

All Interests: Heart Problems

Pritesh Patel MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
18928 N. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL

Dr. Pritesh Patel's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Lutz, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Problems, Heart Attack

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sle ... (Read more)

Dr Marty Wayne Odom MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.45 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
16646 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL

Dr. Marty Odom's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Odom is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Odom attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Tarak Choksi MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
18928 North Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL

Dr. Tarak Choksi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Choksi include heart problems, sleep apnea, and liver disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school, Dr. Choksi completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Choksi (or staff) speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Problems

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Obe ... (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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