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We found 17 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept WellCare near Clearwater, FL.

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. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Walsh has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Jesse John Klein, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Klein practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Largo, FL. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, PET Scan, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Alan Kovach, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Todd Kovach, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovach include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Kovach is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kovach's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Thomas Needham Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite H
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Needham is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Needham obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani works as an internist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamani include geriatric health and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Yamani graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Yamani's medical residency was performed at Sound Shore Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Michael William Ham, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
617 Lakeview Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Ham practices adult nephrology. Dr. Ham's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ham takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Ham attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Ham is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Patrice A Moreno, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Patrice Moreno is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart failure. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Moreno graduated from Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Moreno completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Moreno speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Cheng, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street; Suite 200
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Cheng, who practices in Dunedin, FL and Safety Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Cheng attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts.

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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. Kimberly Miller Quick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Quick's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quick include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Black, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street; Suite 200
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Black's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Black 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 studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Andrew Steven Gross, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
703 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gross works as a family practitioner in Dunedin, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gross's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and headache. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Kanaan's clinical interests include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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. Kanaan accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (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.