We found 13 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept MyBlue near Longwood, FL.

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Dr. Ratan Kumar Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1319 S. International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is an adult cardiologist in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahuja is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Ayesha Rafi Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 West State Road 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Ayesha Ahmar's medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from the University of the Punjab. She completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ahmar has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahmar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Urinalysis, Diabetes, Obesity, Mole Removal, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 N. Palmetto Street
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Agamasu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Agamasu is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Agamasu an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agamasu accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, MyBlue, and more. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Fuad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
631 Palm Springs Drive; Suite 104
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Afzal is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Altamonte Springs, FL, Lake Mary, FL, and Apopka, FL. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Afzal is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Afzal trained at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afzal honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Bradley Bitar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1481
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jay Bitar's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bitar honors. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Bitar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Stress Echo, Hypertension, Stent, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Coronary Angiogram, Holter ... (Read more)

Dr. Wasim Ahmar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
450 W. State Rd. 434; Suite 3010
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Wasim Ahmar is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Ahmar is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Ahmar is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. William David's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. David is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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)

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

Dr. Lawrence Edward Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Vallario studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Vallario is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Neel R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
500 N Maitland Avenue; Suite 111
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Neel Patel's specialty is adult cardiology. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Stent, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 S International Parkway; Suite 1001
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Uppalapati's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. She graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uppalapati 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, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalid L Yaqoob, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
450 W State Road 434; Suite 301
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob sees patients in Longwood, FL. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Yaqoob is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1319 International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at GSVM Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonary ... (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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