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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Joel Alberto Garcia Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1222 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joel Garcia practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia has a special interest in heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, CT ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Ramon Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimme, FL
 

Dr. Jose Fernandez works as a family practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Fernandez is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez's medical residency was performed at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Pregnancy, Asthma

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. 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. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
483 N Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Sayed Hussain is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Winter Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. Dr. Hussain 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 obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Hussain is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3885 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include hemodialysis. Dr. Rehman is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Abdo Asmar sees patients in Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Asmar speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypercalcemia, Hyperkalemia, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Failure

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2415 N Orange Avenue; Suite 700
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Zervos's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zervos studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (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.