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

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's 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. Dr. Tzakis 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. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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)

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Schnickel's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schnickel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts 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: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Diego Reino specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Reino include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. Dr. Reino 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos works as a gastroenterologist, transplant hepatologist, and adult hepatologist. In addition to English, Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Zervos's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Zervos average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zervos accepts 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: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Freundlich is a pediatric nephrologist in Hollywood, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Freundlich accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Freundlich attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. John Rivas practices transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology in Weston, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivas include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rivas 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. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic Florida's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rivas's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (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.