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

Dr. Merrill Krolick is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Krolick 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Krolick average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krolick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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. Dr. Rosin trained at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Rosin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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 specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Amin speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Amin attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He 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: 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lenz include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Lenz attended medical school at Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lenz has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hazlitt attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Hazlitt's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. Apurva Bharat Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13220 Belcher Road; Suite 11
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Apurva Shah practices general internal medicine in Largo, FL. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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: Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Electrocardiogram, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prakas D'cunha, who practices in Hudson, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. D'cunha include hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. D'cunha attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. Dr. D'cunha is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Bozena Sabala sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sabala attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sabala speaks Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norman Urich works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Urich studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Urich speaks French. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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 P Wanger, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
516 Lakeview Road; Suite 4
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wanger is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hospital care. Dr. Wanger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Scripps Clinic's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Wanger 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. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. Dr. Saccente's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program.

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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.

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