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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, who practices in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Krolick honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krolick is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krolick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include 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. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Walsh 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 Midwestern University, Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Walsh is 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)

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

Dr. Jesse Klein, who practices in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Northside Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Klein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanaan include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Gerald Needham specializes in adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Needham 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 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. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Yamani's clinical interests: geriatric health and trigger point injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Yamani average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 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. Todd Alan Kovach, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Todd Kovach is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovach include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Kovach honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his 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. Patrice A Moreno, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
646 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Patrice Moreno is a Dunedin, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Moreno's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart failure. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for her residency. Dr. Moreno takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Cheng's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His hospital/clinic 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. 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 areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. 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. Black's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally 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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Safety Harbor, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program 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. Michael William Ham, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
617 Lakeview Road; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Ham is an adult nephrologist in Clearwater, FL. In his practice, Dr. Ham focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Ham is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Ham takes 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: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente is an internist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Saccente's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. 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. Before completing his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Saccente attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Quick works as an adult cardiologist. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Quick include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with 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' specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Gross an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), general care, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Magellan Health Services, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Dr. Urich speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Urich has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urich honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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