We found 34 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He speaks Mandarin. These areas are among Dr. Chang's clinical interests: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. After attending Shanghai Medical University for medical school, Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Brien Pierpont is an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Pierpont's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Seminole, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelstein 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, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Veluvolu Rao's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rao include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Before completing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Rao attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Santos has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos honors. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos speaks Spanish. 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: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao practices general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao takes. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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. 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 and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Bhagwat Patel practices adult nephrology. In Dr. Patel's practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. He trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli works as a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Natoli honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Natoli is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Matcha's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matcha is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet specializes in adult cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bramlet graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Duke University 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 is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wilson'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: Chemical Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, Heart ... (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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. 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. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Sanchez's professional 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. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4820 5th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narayan include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Narayan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. His professional 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, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Apurva Bharat Shah, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13220 Belcher Road S; Unit 11
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Apurva Shah specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center 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. Shah takes. Dr. Shah attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jason Hal Howard, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jason Howard's specialty is family medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Howard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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.