We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Gabriel T Schnickel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel practices general surgery and transplant surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnickel include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He takes 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 California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Schnickel attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Diego C Reino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Diego Reino is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Reino's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reino honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Reino is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC). He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. The average patient rating for Dr. Zervos is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos 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: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. John Manuel Rivas, MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Rivas is a medical specialist in transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivas takes. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic Florida's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rivas is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Freundlich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1600 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Freundlich's specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Freundlich include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Freundlich is affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Freundlich attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freundlich trained at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Freundlich's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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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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