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

Dr. Jesse Klein is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Klein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with 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. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Largo, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic 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. Gerald Thomas Needham Jr., DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite H
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Needham is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He 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 Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Needham trained at Largo Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Needham is professionally 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. Todd Alan Kovach, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Todd Kovach is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Kovach's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He takes 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 Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kovach completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Kovach is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Mohammad Yamani specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Yamani focuses on geriatric health and trigger point injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yamani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Patrice Moreno works as an adult cardiologist in Dunedin, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart failure. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Moreno attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Moreno 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 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, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Ham works as an adult nephrologist in Clearwater, FL. In his practice, Dr. Ham focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Ham 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert A Black, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street; Suite 200
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Black is an adult cardiology specialist in Safety Harbor, FL and Dunedin, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Black accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Black attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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. Lang Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Patient reviews placed Dr. Lin at an average of 5.0 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. Lin accepts. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Quick's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Quick's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional 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. Andrew Steven Gross, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
703 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gross' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and headache. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Magellan Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gross 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)

All Interests: Headache, Ear Infection, Allergies, Gastritis, Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Osteopathic ... (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. 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. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan is an internal medicine hospitalist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanaan include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kanaan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanaan studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Kanaan'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: 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.