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We found 31 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Abbe Fay Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Abbe Rosenbaum's area of specialization is adult cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). She 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 her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Rosenbaum attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenbaum is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Gerardo A Polanco-Salcedo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Polanco-Salcedo specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Polanco-Salcedo's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and spider veins. 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. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Polanco-Salcedo trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Jaime P Llobet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Llobet works as a cardiologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. He is especially interested in heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Llobet honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Llobet is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Jamie Ghitelman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Ghitelman works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Ghitelman's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. Dr. Ghitelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghitelman graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then Dr. Ghitelman performed Dr. Ghitelman's residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Ghitelman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ghitelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Varicose Veins

Dr. Mario Alberto Almeida Suarez, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Nephrology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mario Almeida-Suarez works as a primary care doctor and nephrologist in Coral Gables, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Woodhull Medical Center. Dr. Almeida-Suarez's areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus, and kidney surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Almeida-Suarez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Surgery, Lupus

Dr. Felipe Antonio Del Valle, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Del Valle is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. Dr. Del Valle's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Del Valle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Manuel Maria Garcia-Frangie, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Frangie's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and family medicine. Dr. Garcia-Frangie's clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). Dr. Garcia-Frangie's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Edgardo Martin Cespedes, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Edgard Cespedes' medical specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cespedes's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Nassau University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Cespedes average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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)

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Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez's specialty is general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vazquez completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Rajesh U Dhairyawan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Dhairyawan's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dhairyawan's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Carla C Rabassa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carla Rabassa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Rabassa speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rabassa include migraine, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rabassa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 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. Rabassa accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Luis Plasencia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Luis Plasencia specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). These areas are among Dr. Plasencia's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and emphysema. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Plasencia is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Liver Tumor, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Fung, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Fung's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, pancreas transplant, and hepatitis B. Dr. Fung 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 the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Fung has received professional recognition including the following: "America's Top Doctors," (inclusive); Cleveland Super Doctors; and American Liver Foundation Special Award for Leadership In Liver Transplantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Schnickel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.