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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Platinum near Orlando, FL.

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

Dr. Joel Garcia's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, heart failure, and heart attack. Dr. Garcia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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 cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, coronary angiogram, and pulmonary valve disease. Dr. Hussain is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes 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.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in hemodialysis. Dr. Rehman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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

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

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos' areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Zervos is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.