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We found 16 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 Tampa General Circle; 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Adib Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4 Columbia Drive; #630
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Matar is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Matar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital for residency. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, Electrocardiogram, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon George Dipietro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 500
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jon Dipietro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Dipietro has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Dipietro is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Preventive Care, X-Rays

Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Singh 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. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacques Alfred Durr, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4th Floor, Usf Nephrology Division; 13220 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacques Durr is a nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Durr is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He 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. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Durr trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetic Nephropathy, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Philip James Rogal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Rogal specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rogal include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Rogal takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Rogal obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack

Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Querubin Policarpio Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5101 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Querubin Mendoza specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Mendoza focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Mendoza an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Xavier Enrique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prida attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prida's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Floor 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner's specialty is adult cardiology. Her clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen I Rifkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6076
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Rifkin sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rifkin include hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rifkin graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rifkin has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Rifkin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Claude Bassil, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1330 Laurel Drive; Department of Nephrology Suite 6nw
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Claude Bassil is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bassil include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bassil accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Staten Island University Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association and Excellent Service as Chief Fellow, University of South Florida. Dr. Bassil is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Samuel E Scolaro, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11420 N 56th Street
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Sam Scolaro's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Scolaro include diabetes, cholesterol screening, and prostate screening. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Scolaro graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Aarti A Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Florida State University College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Alkire's clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfonso Campos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3003 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Lakeland; Floor 33805
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alfonso Campos' medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. Dr. Campos's training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and kidney transplant. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Campos 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Campos's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

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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.