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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Antonio Victor Zumpano, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive, East Tower; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Zumpano is a general internist. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Zumpano attended Ross University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Venipuncture, Asthma, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Sirchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6037 Winthrop Commerce Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Frank Sirchia specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sirchia has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Florida Medical Clinic. 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 a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and Ross University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Frederick Maldonado Malibiran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Malibiran practices family medicine in Brandon, FL. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In Dr. Malibiran's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes management, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Malibiran is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension, General Care

Dr. Pedro Manuel Enriquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Enriquez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Enriquez takes. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Samuel E Scolaro, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7229 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Sam Scolaro is a family medicine practitioner in Riverview, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cholesterol screening, and prostate screening. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Scolaro 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 is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Scolaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

The heart pumps blood through stretchy tubes called arteries to all the tissues of the body. The force of the blood moving through those tubes is called blood pressure. If blood pressure is too high, and the tubes stretch out too far, serious symptoms can sometimes develop. The heart has to work harder to pump blood into stretched vessels, and this can lead to damage to the heart muscle. Blood vessels can be weakened by overstretching, and can burst open. This causes a stroke or aneurysm. Sometimes arteries under high blood pressure develop tiny tears along their surface. These rough edges can attract platelets, forming a clot. Clots can block arteries and cause tissue damage to the areas beyond the clot, if they don’t get enough oxygen. If the clot blocks an artery entirely it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure is measured by two numbers, called systolic and diastolic, which are written one over the other. The top number, systolic, measures the pressure inside the arteries when the heart is contracting. The bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure when the heart is relaxed and refilling. A healthy blood pressure is considered to be less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg usually requires treatment.

High blood pressure can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet low in sodium, exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. If that is not enough, there are medications such as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors that can help.