We found 33 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. James Post's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Post average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic 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. 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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pierpont is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierpont accepts. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Pierpont completed his residency training at York Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan specializes in general internal medicine. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Ananthakrishnan speaks Tamil and Malayalam.

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

Dr. Kavita Rao works as an internist. She completed her residency training at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao honors. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Natoli attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Natoli's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

Dr. Dean Bramlet is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bramlet is 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. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao is a general internist in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Rao's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rao completed a residency program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Rao's professional 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. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, Joint ... (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 an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Kenneth City, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Santos include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Santos honors 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 Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Santos trained at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Aurindom Narayan is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan accepts. Dr. Narayan attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Narayan 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, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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. Dr. Wilson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wilson completed a residency program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Wilson's 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. Mrinalini Emma Matcha, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
635 4th Street N; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mrinalini Matcha works as a nephrologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. She 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. Matcha is a graduate of The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Christian Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Matcha (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. She is affiliated with 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. Kunal V Amin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7477 9th Street N; Physician Office
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kunal Amin's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Amin's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Amin attended Medical University of the Americas for medical school and subsequently trained at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Geriatric Health

Dr. Robert 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and heart stent placement. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sanchez at an average of 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. Sanchez honors. 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Right Heart Catheterization, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki's residency was performed at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems and dialysis. Dr. Siedlecki 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 speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan works as a general internist. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Nirmalan trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nirmalan accepts. Dr. Nirmalan speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.

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