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We found 6 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Garcia has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. 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. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Teaching Faculty Award, UCH Division of Cardiology; Outstanding Research Fellow Award, UCH Cardiology; and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), SCAI. Dr. Garcia is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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 specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Fernandez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Winter Park, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hussain include aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Hussain's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3885 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rehman include hemodialysis. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency.

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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 works as a nephrologist. Dr. Asmar speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Orlando VA Medical Center, and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at Kaunas University of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Asmar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Xaralambos B Zervos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2415 N Orange Avenue; Suite 700
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos sees patients in Orlando, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Weston, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patients gave Dr. Zervos an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Zervos attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile ... (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.