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

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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja is a specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ahuja performed his residency at Maulana Azad Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ahuja honors 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: 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 specialty is family medicine. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ahmar graduated from the University of the Punjab and then she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors 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: 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, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Longwood, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agamasu accepts 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 Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Agamasu (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Wasim Ahmar's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Longwood, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahmar a rating of 2.5 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. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Ahmar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include 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. Wilberto Lester M. Mariano Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Aortic Valve Disease, Endocarditis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fuad Afzal works as an adult nephrologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, Dr. Afzal completed his residency training at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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 is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bitar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Neel Patel is an adult cardiologist in Maitland, FL. He is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel 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, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati practices general internal medicine. 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. After attending NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vallario at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally 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. William John David, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. William David works as an adult cardiologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. David is professionally 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. 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yaqoob attended Sindh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Karuna Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1319 International Parkway; Suite 1171
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Karuna Ahuja specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Orange City, FL and Lake Mary, FL. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Ahuja attended GSVM Medical College and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in 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.