We found 56 providers with an interest in heart problems and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Merrill Krolick MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a general practitioner, cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Largo, FL, Miramar, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Pericarditis, Ventricular Tachycardia, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Tricuspid Regurgitation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Congenital Heart Disease, Mitral Regurgitation, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Angina, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Peter Wassmer MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Peter Wassmer's areas of specialization are general practice and adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wassmer include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Wassmer's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Wassmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Foster Bryan MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Foster Bryan's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bryan's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bryan trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bryan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Valve Disease, Angina, Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Ronald Walsh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Ronald Walsh specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology and practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Pericarditis, Ventricular Tachycardia, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Tricuspid Regurgitation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Congenital Heart Disease, Mitral Regurgitation, Arrhythmias, Heart Block, Angina, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Robert Sheppard MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Robert Sheppard's specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sheppard's areas of expertise include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Sheppard is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Heart Block, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Michael Defrain MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Michael Defrain works as a general practitioner, general surgeon, and cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Defrain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Valve Disease, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Ignacio Duarte is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and cardiologist in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Duarte is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Duarte attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Duarte speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Valve Disease, Angina, Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

Gregg Schuyler MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Gregg Schuyler is a general practitioner and cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuyler include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Bradley Bufkin specializes in general practice, general surgery, and cardiology (heart disease) and practices in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bufkin include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Bufkin attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Bufkin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Valve Disease, Angina, Heart Attack, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Laser T ... (Read more)

James Post MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Other
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. James Post is a general practitioner and cardiologist. Dr. Post has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Post attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Post has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

John Walsh MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. John Walsh specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Walsh is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Walsh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Walsh is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

George Blanco MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. George Blanco is a general practitioner and adult cardiologist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Blanco is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Dennis Cassidy MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Dennis Cassidy is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Cassidy include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassidy takes. For his professional training, Dr. Cassidy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Heart Block, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Alexander Johnson MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Alexander Johnson is a general practitioner and adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Johnson attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. 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. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

Jesse Klein MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street North; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL

Dr. Jesse Klein specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Klein's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and syncope (fainting). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein takes. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) at Northside Hospital Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Problems, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Ventricular Tachycardia, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocarditis, Tricuspid Regurgitation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Angina, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stres ... (Read more)

Christopher Wilson MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; 100
St Petersburg, FL

Dr. Christopher Wilson's areas of specialization are general practice and adult cardiology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Wilson's clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, The Heart Institute (St. Petersburg and Largo, FL) Downtown Office, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Pulmonary Valve Disease, Arrhythmias, Heart Problems, Angina, Pericarditis, Heart Attack, Mitral Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Disease, Heart Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Heart Failure, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Congenital Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Tachycardia

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclea ... (Read more)

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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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