We found 8 providers with an interest in heart failure and who accept Aetna Bronze near Sugar Land, TX.

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HueTeh Shih MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shih at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shih accepts. Dr. Shih's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Stud ... (Read more)

Mr Chris Xiaoguang Chen MD PHD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Chris Chen's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Central South University.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Heart Fa ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, 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)

Dr Nagasudha Chittaluru MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (116 ratings)
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Sudha Chittaluru practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Chittaluru (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Chittaluru's areas of expertise include the following: anemia, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and stroke. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Before performing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Chittaluru attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. Dr. Chittaluru is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chittaluru has received the following distinction: Internal Medicine - Board Certified. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Gallstones, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Stroke, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr Frederick Anthony Brown MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (128 ratings)
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX

Dr. Fredrick Brown works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Elzbieta Janina BaranowskaDaca MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca works as a nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Viren N Shah MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Viren Shah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, diabetes, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Ast ... (Read more)

Quntao Yu MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
4427 Highway 6; #j
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Quntao Yu works as a general pediatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include primary care, heart failure, and asthma. Dr. Yu's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Qingdao University for medical school and subsequently trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Heart Failure

All Interests: Primary Care, Circumcision, Heart Failure, Asthma

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