We found 6 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Medicaid near Nassau Bay, TX.

Siddhartha Arjundeva Acharya MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 1.95 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Acharya (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Acharya's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and angiogram (angiography). His professional affiliations include Mainland Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Acharya is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr Palur V Balakrishnan MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Balakrishnan's education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stent, High C ... (Read more)

Elizabeth WangGiuffre DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology, General Pediatrics
17150 El Camino Real; Suite A
Houston, TX

Dr. Elizabeth Giuffre specializes in pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Pearland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Giuffre include obesity, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and atrial septal defect. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Giuffre performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Obesity, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Atrial Septal D ... (Read more)

Malladi S Reddy PA MD FACC
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2398 Baycrest Drive
Houston, TX

Dr. Malladi Reddy practices cardiology (heart disease) in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrh ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
600 Hospital Circle; Suite 101
Bay City, TX

Dr. George Hanna is a specialist in interventional cardiology and nuclear medicine. He works in Bay City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hanna include mitral valve prolapse, sleep apnea, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hanna's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Sle ... (Read more)

Mr George Vasilios Letsou MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 3.16 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Pasadena, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Letsou's clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Letsou is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, Aort ... (Read more)

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