We found 33 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Edward C Chang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3201 S. 16th Street (euclid Building); Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Edward Chang practices general internal medicine in Milwaukee, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Arthritis

Dr. Veluvolu K Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3201 S. 16th Street (euclid Building); Suite 1000
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Veluvolu Rao is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Rao completed residency programs at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao honors. Dr. Rao speaks Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Arthritis, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Allen Finkelstein practices family medicine. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Finkelstein a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pierpont accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Health System, 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. Christopher H Wilson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Wilson 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: Chemical Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bhagwat Patel's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Matcha is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Matcha graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. She 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: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Diabetic Nephropathy, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kunal V Amin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7477 9th Street N; Physician Office
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kunal Amin sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Amin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Amin 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 Fort Wayne Medical Education Program, Dr. Amin attended medical school at Medical University of the Americas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Geriatric Health

Dr. Robert 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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sanchez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanchez include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki practices adult nephrology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in kidney problems and dialysis. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Siedlecki 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 Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended medical school at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Gerald Joseph Rizzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Rizzo's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass dialysis. Dr. Rizzo's professional affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Rizzo takes Coventry, TRICARE, Magellan Health Services, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

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

Dr. Kavita Rao is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rao is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She 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. Before performing her residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Downs attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1751 66th St N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Marc Barasch's area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Barasch's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

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

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Natoli's clinical interests include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Natoli accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Natoli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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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