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

Dr. Joel Weinberger practices family medicine in Kissimmee, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Weinberger is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinberger trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinberger accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Giovanni Spatola is a family medicine practitioner in Orlando, FL and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spatola honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Spatola trained at Florida Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Spatola (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Spatola is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Michael Link specializes in family medicine and practices in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Link is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Link 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)

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

Dr. Mark Round is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Round attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Chicago Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Round is professionally 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. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal specializes in general internal medicine. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Afzal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Amit Bhargava, MD
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 takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bhargava is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. John Littell is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Littell average 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. Dr. Littell obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Littell (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Conrado Talampas is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Talampas obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas 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)

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

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah's specialty is adult cardiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Rahmatullah attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rahmatullah's professional 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 practices adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. Rehman focuses on hemodialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rehman accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College, Dr. Rehman attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His 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: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Johanne Dunn's area of specialization is family medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Dunn attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hizkil accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and 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. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jorge Antonio Larranaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1101 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Larranaga's specialty is adult nephrology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Larranaga is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Larranaga attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Fisher's specialty is adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Fisher 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.

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

Dr. Madhusudana Kalakota's specialty is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kalakota is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. He speaks Telugu.

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

Dr. Jose Fernandez sees patients in Kissimmee, FL. His medical specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for residency. He is conversant in 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

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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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