We found 35 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi. Dr. Aggarwal's areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. His education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aggarwal at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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)

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

Dr. Linda Badillo specializes in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and dialysis. Dr. Badillo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Badillo attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

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

Dr. Najam Javeed specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Javeed include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javeed takes. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Sonia Read works as an adult nephrologist. She speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney problems and dialysis. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Read completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Read takes. Dr. Read has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. George Dagher is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Dagher is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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

Dr. Pritesh Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Hayath Javeed practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He 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. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Indian Languages.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Chang attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. These areas are among her clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Taiwanese, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Shahina Javeed specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, she performed her residency at United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Alfred Lee works as an internist. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Chowdappa trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Chowdappa is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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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 works as a family medicine physician. She is rated highly by her patients. She 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. Sanchez's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center..

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Young takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of the Americas for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Christos James Pitarys II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; 302
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Christos Pitarys is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and endocarditis. Dr. Pitarys takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitarys is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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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. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Herndon is professionally affiliated with Access Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Herndon completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center.

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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.

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