We found 33 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Kissimmee, FL.

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

Dr. Giovanni Spatola's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Spatola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Spatola is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. For his residency, Dr. Spatola trained at Florida Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spatola 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, Heart Problems, Acid Reflux, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Joel Weinberger specializes in family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Weinberger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital.

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

Dr. Amit Bhargava is an adult nephrologist. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bhargava'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: Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Ureteral Stones, Wegener's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Link's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Link attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital Jacksonville for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Link accepts. 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: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Fisher is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Orlando, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fisher completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Madhusudana Rao Kalakota, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1920 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Madhusudana Kalakota's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Kalakota speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. 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 specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Round honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Round 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. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Hizkil is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hizkil takes. Dr. Hizkil is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. 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)

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

Dr. John Littell works as a family practice physician. In addition to English, Dr. Littell (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Littell honors.

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

Dr. Ajaz Afzal's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Flushing Hospital 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: 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Rahmatullah attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahmatullah takes. 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rehman is especially interested in hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. 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 attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Rehman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College.

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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. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Dunn completed her residency training at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is 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 works as a general internist in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Frame obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a general internist. He is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He completed his residency training at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Talampas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Talampas (or staff) speaks Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Jorge Larranaga's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Larranaga's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. 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 graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Larranaga trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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