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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Essential near Brooksville, FL.

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Dr. Amy Marie Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Amy Strobbe's specialty is general internal medicine. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Strobbe's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Strobbe attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: PET Scan, Hypertension, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, MRI, CT Scan

Dr. Edward Anthony Capone, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Edward Capone is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Capone an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Capone attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Facet Injection, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Dale Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Strobbe's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Strobbe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Injuries

Dr. Michael Steven Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Strobbe sees patients in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Strobbe performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Strobbe average 2.0 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. Strobbe takes. Dr. Strobbe has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Facet Injection, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Srinivas Kalmanje Hariachar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Srinivas Hariachar's specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hariachar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hariachar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Nader Hussain Chadda, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Nader Chadda works as an adult cardiologist in New Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chadda at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chadda include endocarditis, carotid artery stenting, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chadda trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Chadda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Endocarditis, Heart Attack, Carotid Artery Stenting

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17240 Cortez Boulevard
Brooksville, FL
 

Dr. Purushottam Reddy is an adult nephrology specialist in Spring Hill, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Hudson, FL. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Reddy's residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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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.