We found 17 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sayad's clinical interests: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors 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. Dr. Sayad graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Sanders Chae is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chae takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Chae's practice 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. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Singh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Durr is a graduate of the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Durr 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetic Nephropathy, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. Querubin Mendoza, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mendoza 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. Dr. Mendoza attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Joel Fernandez is an adult cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. He 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. Dr. Fernandez studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Philip James Rogal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Rogal works as an adult cardiologist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and electrocardiogram (EKG). 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. Dr. Rogal is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Ramirez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramirez's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Xavier Prida's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prida is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Stephen I Rifkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6076
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Rifkin works as a nephrologist in Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes residency programs at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rifkin's areas of expertise 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester. He is professionally 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. Christopher A McFarren, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher McFarren specializes in adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. McFarren is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McFarren's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bassil include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Bassil's education and training includes medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Faculty Mentor of the Year, USF Nephrology; Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association; and Excellent Service as Chief Fellow, University of South Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Aarti Patel is a cardiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Patel is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Jon Dipietro is a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dipietro has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dipietro average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dipietro 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Alfonso Campos works as a pediatric nephrologist in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Campos's practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and kidney transplant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Campos has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Campos has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Mark Alkire practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. Dr. Alkire has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Alkire speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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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)

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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.