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

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

Dr. Ratan Ahuja's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Ahuja (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Maulana Azad Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahuja is an in-network provider for 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. Jacob Kwasi Agamasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1355 S. International Parkway; Suite 1491
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Agamasu's specialty is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Agamasu is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agamasu attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Agamasu (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is 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. Wilberto L Lopez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Wilberto Lopez practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and MyBlue, 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. Jay B Bitar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1481
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Jay Bitar is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Lake Mary, FL. He takes 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 the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bitar trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Bitar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and German. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Longwood, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmar is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for his residency. 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. Fuad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
631 Palm Springs Drive; Suite 104
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Afzal's specialty is adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Afzal average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Afzal 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: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William David, who practices in Lake Mary, FL and Deltona, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. David 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. Lawrence E Vallario, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
910 Williston Park Point; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Vallario is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Vallario an average rating of 3.0 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. Vallario honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Vallario attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Maitland, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Patel attended Saba University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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

Dr. Ayesha Ahmar works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Ahmar 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Punjab, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ahmar is professionally 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. Madhavi Uppalapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
1301 S International Parkway; Suite 1001
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Madhavi Uppalapati is a general internist in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Uppalapati has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uppalapati attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Karuna Ahuja is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahuja is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja takes. Dr. Ahuja attended medical school at GSVM Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). In addition to English, Dr. Ahuja (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Khalid Yaqoob is a Longwood, FL physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Yaqoob takes 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 Sindh Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Yaqoob (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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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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