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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier 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 an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health Medical Center, South Lake Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). After completing medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garcia include: 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)

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

Dr. Sayed Hussain's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Winter Park, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Hussain's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. He honors 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 a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Hussain attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. Rehman focuses on hemodialysis. He takes 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 and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. These areas are among Dr. Zervos's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zervos takes. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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.