We found 42 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept BlueCare near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Georges A Dagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 300
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. George Dagher is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Dagher 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 Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Dagher is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Sonia Read, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 106
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sonia Read is an adult nephrology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Read include kidney problems and dialysis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Read has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed practices general internal medicine in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. He attended Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. Dr. Javeed 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. Amy Marie Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Amy Strobbe works as a general internist in Port Richey, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strobbe is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Strobbe performed her residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: PET Scan, Hypertension, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, MRI, CT Scan

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Chowdappa attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Fong Mei Y. Young Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5307 Main Street; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Fong Chang's specialty is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Dr. Chang performed her residency at Millard Fillmore Hospitals. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Taiwanese, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jordan T Young Pa, BS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9332 State Road 54; #202
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jordan Young specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of the Americas and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional 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)

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Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Patients gave Dr. Greenfield an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Najam Javeed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4740 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Najam Javeed's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Javeed's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and carotid ultrasound. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Javeed average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javeed accepts 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)

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Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's specialty is general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Linda J Badillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4113 Little Road; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Linda Badillo's specialty is adult nephrology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and dialysis. Dr. Badillo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Badillo graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Dialysis

Dr. Norma Bernardina Sanchez-Herrera, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Norma Sanchez practices family medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. Before performing her residency at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center., Dr. Sanchez attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Christos James Pitarys II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; 302
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Christos Pitarys' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitarys include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and endocarditis. Dr. Pitarys is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Pitarys attended Dartmouth Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Rajesh V Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1162 Alternate Hwy 19 N.
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel's specialty is general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patel is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Michael S Strobbe, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9238 Us Highway 19; Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Strobbe works as an internist in Port Richey, FL, Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patient ratings for Dr. Strobbe average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strobbe is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Strobbe is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Strobbe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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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