We found 11 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Saint Cloud, FL.

Dr. Amit Bhargava, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Amit Bhargava's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bhargava is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Ureteral Stones, Wegener's ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick William Fisher, PhD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2900 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Fisher's specialty is adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Fisher attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Hizkil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil practices general internal medicine. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Hizkil is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
2920 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Chung is an internist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Chung is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Saif Rehman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in hemodialysis. 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. Rehman's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Larranaga, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Larranaga is a nephrologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Larranaga graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. In addition to English, Dr. Larranaga speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at PinnacleHealth. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo works as a neurologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gonzales-Portillo at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Amir Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan, who practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Khan trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's specialty is adult infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ahmed completed residency programs at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
3004 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Toussaint's specialty is general gynecology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Toussaint's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. Toussaint attended the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Toussaint (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Hypertension, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, High Cholesterol, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (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.