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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Medicare 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 an internist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zumpano's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zumpano obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. Frank A Sirchia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6037 Winthrop Commerce Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Frank Sirchia works as a family practice physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sirchia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and Ross University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 works as a family practitioner. Dr. Malibiran graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Malibiran include diabetes management, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Malibiran is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally 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 practices general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Enriquez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Scolaro include diabetes, cholesterol screening, and prostate screening. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Scolaro graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional 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.