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We found 41 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Harrison James Brownlee Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
700 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harrison Brownlee is a family medicine practitioner. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Dr. Brownlee's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Brownlee is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is a general internist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. She speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao works as an internist. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Rao attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Rao is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Pierpont average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pierpont studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pierpont's residency was performed at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10225 Ulmerton Road; 1a
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein practices family medicine. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos' specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. Dr. Santos's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santos's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rao an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bramlet takes. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Bramlet attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Christopher H Wilson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chemical Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli works as an internist in Seminole, FL. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Scott Morse, MPH, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-201
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Linda Morse's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. The average patient rating for Dr. Morse is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morse honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Morse speaks Thai. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mrinalini Emma Matcha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1700 66th Street North; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha is an adult nephrology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Matcha focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matcha accepts. Dr. Matcha obtained her medical school training at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Diabetic Nephropathy, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4820 5th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Narayan's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 6th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Turner graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Turner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, 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.