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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Zumpano 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 Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Zumpano completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Frederick Malibiran practices family medicine in Brandon, FL. In his practice, Dr. Malibiran focuses on diabetes management, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Malibiran at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malibiran honors.

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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 works as a general internist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Enriquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Scolaro's clinical interests include diabetes, cholesterol screening, and prostate screening. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.