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We found 8 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Sohail Hasan Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sohail Khan specializes in adult nephrology. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. Dr. Khan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's specialty is family medicine. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindsay's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Marty Wayne Odom, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16646 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marty Odom sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Odom attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Odom include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Odom a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Dr. Tomas Figueroa Nieves, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16646 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tomas Figueroa-Nieves' medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Figueroa-Nieves completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Christopher John Pastore, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Pastore is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Pastore's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Hal J Applebaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Hal Applebaum's specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Applebaum average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Applebaum include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Applebaum is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Applebaum honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Imran Kayani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2100 Via Bella Boulevard; Suite 102
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Imran Kayani practices family medicine in Land O Lakes, FL. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Kayani has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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 is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Dr. Mahesh Mohan Bhambore, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
21762 State Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. Dr. Bhambore's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.