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We found 40 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Harrison James Brownlee Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
700 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harrison Brownlee is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Brownlee include hypertension (high blood pressure) and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brownlee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. James Robert Post, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Unit 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Post is a cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Post 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 has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Post's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Ananthakrishnan 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)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for residency. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rao 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Brien Edwin Pierpont, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3-c
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brien Pierpont is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierpont is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pierpont attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Pierpont has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Edema, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos is a general internist. Dr. Santos is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at The Miriam Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Rao trained at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Allen Bramlet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
7111 1st Avenue S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Dean Bramlet's specialty is adult cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bramlet accepts. Dr. Bramlet's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Duke University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Christopher H Wilson, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
560 Jackson Street; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson is an adult cardiology specialist. 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 completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Wilson performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chemical Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Nuclear Scan, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli practices general internal medicine in Seminole, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Natoli include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Natoli speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Scott Morse, MPH, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5800 49th Street N; Suite S-201
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Linda Morse is a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Dr. Morse has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. She is conversant in Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Electrocardiogram, Pap Test, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Francisco Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Sanchez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez accepts. Dr. Sanchez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mrinalini Emma Matcha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
635 4th Street N; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Matcha attended medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matcha include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Diabetic Nephropathy, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 6th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner specializes in adult cardiology. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors. Dr. Turner is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3527 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Narayan completed his residency training at Saint Peter's University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.