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Dr. Alan A. Smith, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
1769 66th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alan Smith is a physician who specializes in general practice, family medicine, and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Alexander Rd David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Johnson works as a cardiologist. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Krolick is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krolick include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He 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 New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Krolick's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Amit Srivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5398 Park Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Amit Srivastava works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Srivastava graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Srivastava completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Srivastava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasser Ahmad Moukaddem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4226 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nasser Moukaddem's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Moukaddem's clinical interests: diabetes and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Moukaddem 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. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. Dr. Moukaddem (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Wassmer's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Wassmer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Manuel Fernando Salazar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Salazar specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Salazar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salazar include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Salazar completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for 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)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John G Finn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Finn is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Finn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Finn (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Finn is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Ravi Reddy Kethireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kethireddy sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kethireddy include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Patient ratings for Dr. Kethireddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kethireddy (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. James R Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Post is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Nicole Michelle Killian, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Bishko specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Bishko attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Bishko's clinical interests: diabetes and preventive care. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Mohan Sathi Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4805 49th Street North; Bay Area Heart Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohan Reddy's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Reddy trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, 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. Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Ronald Lennox Walsh, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Walsh is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walsh include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh honors. Dr. Walsh attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Walsh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg T Schuyler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Schuyler's specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Schuyler speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Schuyler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He honors 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)

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

Dr. Robert Charles Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6006 49th Street N; Suite 240
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sheppard is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include syncope (fainting), atrial fibrillation, and endocarditis. Dr. Sheppard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Federico Elena Lenz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 300
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Federico Lenz is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Clearwater, FL, Safety Harbor, FL, and Largo, FL. Dr. Lenz is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Greater Bolivian University of San Andres Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Dr. Lenz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lenz has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, General Care, Electrocardiogram, ... (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.

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