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

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

Dr. Joel Weinberger practices family medicine. Dr. Weinberger's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Weinberger is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kalakota's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Coney Island Hospital. He speaks Telugu. Dr. Kalakota's professional affiliations include 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 Family Medicine
12500 S Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Giovanni Spatola's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Spatola accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His training includes residency programs 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.

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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 practices family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Link graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Link is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mark Round's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Round takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Round attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Patrick Fisher is an adult cardiology specialist in Orlando, FL, Davenport, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida 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. Fisher accepts. He attended medical school at 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).

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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
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Frame is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network 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)

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

Dr. Ajaz Afzal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Afzal completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bhargava completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. John Littell is a family practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Littell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Littell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Littell trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Littell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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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 practices general internal medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rahmatullah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in 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 is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. 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. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman'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: 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 practices family medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dunn attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn trained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for residency.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. On average, patients gave Dr. Hizkil a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He 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)

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

Dr. Jorge Larranaga is an adult nephrology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Larranaga average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Larranaga is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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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