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We found 36 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Holiday, FL.

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Aggarwal's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Aggarwal trained at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda J Badillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Linda Badillo works as an adult nephrologist in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Badillo's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badillo takes. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr. Sonia Read, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 106
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sonia Read works as an adult nephrologist in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Read's areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems and dialysis. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Read accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Holiday, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahina Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Shahina Javeed practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Holiday, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Before completing her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark, Dr. Javeed attended medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javeed include trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. Dr. Javeed honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez is a family practice physician. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Sanchez trained at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Fong Mei Y. Young Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5307 Main Street; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Fong Chang is an adult cardiology specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Hudson, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Taiwanese, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Heart Stent Placement, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Georges A Dagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 300
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. George Dagher is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dagher obtained his medical school training at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. 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, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University, Dr. Chowdappa performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chowdappa takes. He is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jordan Terrell Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Suite 202, Office of Dr. Jordan Young; 9332 State Rd 54
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Young 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 a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Young attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Rajesh Vinodchandra Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1162 Alternate Hwy 19 N.
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). 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. Patel attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon specializes in family medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Richey, FL. Dr. Herndon's clinical interests include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). 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. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehab Mounir Michael, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ehab Michael's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Michael studied medicine at Tanta University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Injuries, Acid Reflux, Emphysema

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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.