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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Milwaukee, WI. He obtained his medical school training at Shanghai Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chang's clinical interests encompass heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Chang 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 a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pierpont at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pierpont attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Italian.

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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. 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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rao attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. Dr. Rao's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at Hurley Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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

Dr. Allen Finkelstein's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Finkelstein a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 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 accepts. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with 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. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a nephrologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital.

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

Dr. Christopher Wilson specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General 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. Wilson honors. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. He is 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. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bramlet accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. 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. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos works as a general internist. He is especially interested in diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos 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. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santos is professionally affiliated with 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. Mrinalini Emma Matcha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1700 66th Street North; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha practices adult nephrology in Saint Petersburg, FL. She attended The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Matcha honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Matcha is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Diabetic Nephropathy, Preventive Care, ... (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 an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Sanchez is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sanchez trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Narayan include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Narayan is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Saint Peter's University Hospital's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Michael Siedlecki is a specialist in adult nephrology. He speaks Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siedlecki include kidney problems and dialysis. Dr. Siedlecki is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Siedlecki obtained his medical school training at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He honors 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: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (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. He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shah accepts 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Electrocardiogram, Pulmonary ... (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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