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We found 34 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Kissimmee, FL.

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

Dr. Giovanni Spatola practices family medicine. He has a 4.5 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. Spatola honors. His residency was performed at Florida Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Spatola (or staff) is conversant in 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

Dr. Joel Marc Weinberger, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Joel Weinberger's specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weinberger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Weinberger's medical residency was performed 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)

Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 North John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez works as a family practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Fernandez is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez's medical residency was performed at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Michael Henry Link, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
461 West Oak Street; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Link's medical specialty is family medicine. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Link is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Link is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Amit Bhargava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Amit Bhargava works as an adult nephrologist. In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhargava takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Madhusudana Rao Kalakota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1920 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Madhusudana Kalakota is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kissimmee, FL. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Kalakota's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. He 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: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Round, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
203 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mark Round's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Round is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Round completed a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Round is conversant in 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)

Dr. John Thomas Littell, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
300 Park Place Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. John Littell is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Littell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Littell attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Littell's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
14501 Gatorland Drive
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. 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. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
802 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil is a general internist. In addition to English, Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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)

Dr. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Afzal attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks 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)

Dr. Nasir Iqbal Rahmatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. 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.

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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)

Dr. Johanne Scott Scott, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
720 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Johanne Dunn's specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. Dr. Dunn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Edward Frame works as an internist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frame is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frame studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Conrado Elyeran Talampas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1506 Village Oak Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Conrado Talampas specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Talampas is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for residency. Dr. Talampas takes 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)

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

Dr. Israel I Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
327 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Israel Caro's specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Caro graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Caro is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Hypertension, ... (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.