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We found 9 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Saint Cloud, FL.

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

Dr. Amit Bhargava practices adult nephrology. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhargava honors. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi. 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: Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Ureteral Stones, Wegener's ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest A Chung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
2920 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Chung practices general internal medicine. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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 works as an adult nephrologist. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rehman's areas of expertise include hemodialysis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rehman's hospital/clinic 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: 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 works as an adult nephrologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Larranaga trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities for his residency. Dr. Larranaga speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at PinnacleHealth. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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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 is a neurologist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales-Portillo accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Gonzales-Portillo attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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, 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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He 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: 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 specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Dr. Ahmed takes 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 Dow Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His 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: 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. Dr. Toussaint's average rating from his patients is 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. Toussaint takes. After attending the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Toussaint (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Toussaint is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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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.