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

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

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Bhambore (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bhambore takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Lindsay obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Sohail Khan practices adult nephrology. Dr. Khan is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. Marty Odom practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Odom's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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 is a general internist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 a Lutz, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pastore include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pastore is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is in-network 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: 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Applebaum include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Applebaum average 5.0 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. Applebaum honors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kayani's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kayani honors. He is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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.