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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Krolick 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Klein is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Klein graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Largo, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Walsh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with 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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan is a specialist in adult hospital medicine. Dr. Kanaan's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kanaan performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite H
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Needham's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Needham is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Needham honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Todd Kovach works as a cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama 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)

Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
617 Lakeview Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Ham specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ham include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He takes 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: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street; Suite 200
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Cheng's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Dr. Cheng attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: geriatric health and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College, Dr. Yamani performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Patrice Moreno specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart failure. Dr. Moreno is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Moreno attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Moreno speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street; Suite 200
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Black is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Black's clinical interests 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, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lang Lin specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin 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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Quick is a cardiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. She studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Quick's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
703 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Gross practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Gross studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gross's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Magellan Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Headache, Ear Infection, Allergies, Gastritis, Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1762 N Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Norman Urich is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Urich is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. 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 is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Urich is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Winton attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Winton is professionally 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)

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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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