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

Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Tzakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's professional 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, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reino's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Reino attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. He 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: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Liver Tumor, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gabriel Schnickel is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Schnickel is a graduate of 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). His clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis C. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Zervos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zervos 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: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivas average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivas include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. 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 Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rivas speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Freundlich trained at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freundlich include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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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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