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 Road 54
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhambore is an internist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhambore is open to new patients. 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 (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi.

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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 specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency 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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Dr. Sohail Hasan Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sohail Khan practices adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Odom's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Odom include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Odom obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figueroa-Nieves accepts. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Pastore obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). On average, patients gave Dr. Applebaum a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Kayani 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. Dr. Kayani graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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.