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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hazlitt include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hazlitt is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Largo, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Miramar, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Krolick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Rosin is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. Dr. Rosin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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: 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Amin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amin attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Amin 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. 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. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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. Apurva Bharat Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13220 Belcher Road; Suite 11
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Apurva Shah is a general internist in Largo, FL. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 1.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sabala is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sabala has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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. She is conversant in 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: 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. D'cunha focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. D'cunha accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. D'cunha attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Urich is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Urich is professionally 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hospital care. Dr. Wanger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Wanger's residency was performed 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 is an internal medicine hospitalist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saccente include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Saccente has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.