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We found 12 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hazlitt attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hazlitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Krolick's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Howard Rosin, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Rosin works as an internist and geriatrician in Largo, FL. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. Dr. Rosin's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. His professional affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Kumar Amin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jay Amin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Amin is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Amin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Obesity, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Federico Elena Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Federico Lenz specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lenz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Lenz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Lenz has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Apurva Bharat Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13220 Belcher Road; Suite 11
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Apurva Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sabala is conversant in Polish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Sabala attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sabala's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for 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: Cryosurgery, Depression, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Prakas Thomas Dcunha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
29296 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 3
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Prakas D'cunha sees patients in Hudson, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. D'cunha focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. D'cunha is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'cunha takes. His education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Norman Urich, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks French. Dr. Urich is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Urich has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Hypertension, Fractures, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton works as a cardiac surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Philip Wanger, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
516 Lakeview Road; Suite 4
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wanger's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wanger include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hospital care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scripps Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hospital Care

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. Dr. Saccente's clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating 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. Saccente honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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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.