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We found 9 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Saint Cloud, FL.

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

Dr. Amit Bhargava is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bhargava is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Bhargava attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhargava takes.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chung is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Chung welcomes 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 specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. Rehman focuses on hemodialysis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College. 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: 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, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. 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 a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Larranaga attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at PinnacleHealth. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gonzales-Portillo has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks 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: 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. 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, 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, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Thomas Toussaint, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3004 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Toussaint's specialty is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Toussaint at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His 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. He graduated from the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Toussaint (or staff) speaks 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.