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We found 20 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2626 Tampa Road; Suite 204
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ananthakrishnan graduated from Stanley Medical College. She trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Tamil and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jonathan Damon Hobson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1840 Mease Drive; #200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hobson, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Hobson include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hobson has an open panel. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston VA Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of **also Board Certified Internal Medicine**.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (Read more)

Dr. Georges A Dagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. George Dagher works as a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dagher include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. 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. Dagher attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Dagher is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen David Turker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; #200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Turker practices adult cardiology in Safety Harbor, FL. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Turker's training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Turker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Allen Cambier, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Cambier sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cambier's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and pericarditis. He 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. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Van Quan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Van Nguyen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Ilyas Yamani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1745 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohammad Yamani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Yamani has a special interest in geriatric health and trigger point injections. He has received a 3.5 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. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Yamani trained at Sound Shore Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Victor Arboleda, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Victor Arboleda's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Central University of Ecuador, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Arboleda's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arboleda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Auto Injuries, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Cheng, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Cheng is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Dunedin, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Cheng attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Cheng takes 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Alan Campbell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Dana Campbell, who practices in Dunedin, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Campbell's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Campbell's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Alan David Camp, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Alan Camp specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Camp attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ananda Som, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30522 Us 19 N; Suite 109
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ananda Som works as an internist. Dr. Som (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Som include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Som is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Som 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. A-Hamid I Hakki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Geriatrics
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 202
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. A-Hamid Hakki is an adult cardiology and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hakki include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Hakki is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He 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. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hakki completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Hakki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry Joseph Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kerry Kaplan is a Safety Harbor, FL physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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. Kaplan takes. Dr. Kaplan attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala's specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sabala's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Sabala attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sabala trained at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sabala average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabala 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)

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Dr. Robert A Black, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Black's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Black is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Black is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (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.