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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and a graduate of UPMC Shadyside's residency program. Dr. Ananthakrishnan speaks Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is professionally 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. Jonathan Damon Hobson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Hobson practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Hobson include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Hobson attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: **also Board Certified Internal Medicine**. Dr. Hobson has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dagher obtained his medical school training at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Dagher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Turker has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Turker include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. 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. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant 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. Van Quan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Van Nguyen's specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His professional 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 works as an internist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamani include geriatric health and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Yamani graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Yamani's medical residency was performed at Sound Shore Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. Bozena Barbara Sabala, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
525 S Hercules Avenue; Unit 1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Bozena Sabala's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sabala is conversant in Polish. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Sabala attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sabala's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and pericarditis. 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. Cambier is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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

Dr. A-Hamid Hakki specializes in adult cardiology and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Hakki's clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. 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. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Hakki (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wayne Cheng, who practices in Dunedin, FL and Safety Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Cheng attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts.

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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's specialty is adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Campbell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Campbell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional 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 practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Camp include 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Camp studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Camp is professionally affiliated with 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 practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Som (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Som include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Som attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The average patient rating for Dr. Som is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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)

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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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaplan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Dr. Kaplan's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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

Dr. Victor Arboleda's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Arboleda include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and thyroid problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of Ecuador for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Arboleda speaks 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. Kimberly Miller Quick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1840 Mease Drive; #200
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Quick's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quick include mitral valve prolapse, holter monitoring, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Quick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her 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, Hypertension, Tricuspid ... (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.