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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 North John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez's areas of specialization are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for residency. Dr. Fernandez has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Asthma

Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 S Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Giovanni Spatola is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spatola is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Florida Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Spatola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Joel Weinberger is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinberger obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Eye Foreign Body Removal, Family ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Amit Bhargava, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bhargava's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center's residency program. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Ureteral Stones, Wegener's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link's specialty is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Link studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Link trained at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Link honors 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
14501 Gatorland Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher specializes in adult cardiology. 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 A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1920 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Madhusudana Kalakota is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalakota attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Kalakota is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
203 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Round's specialty is general internal medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Round is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil works as a general internist in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hizkil honors. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell's medical specialty is family medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Littell 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Littell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Littell is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah is a cardiologist in Kissimmee, FL. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahmatullah accepts. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman is an adult nephrology specialist. He is especially interested in hemodialysis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Rehman graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman 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: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Johanne Dunn practices family medicine in Kissimmee, FL. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunn graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Atrial Fibrillation, Type 1 Diabetes, Bronchitis, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frame is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Frame attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1506 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Conrado Talampas' specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talampas takes. Dr. Talampas is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Urinalysis, ... (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.

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