We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Sun City Center, FL.

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Dr. Fadi A Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Matar performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. His areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Matar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Electrocardiogram, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Sayad's clinical interests include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sayad's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sayad has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoshedar P Tamboli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology - Sun City
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, electrocardiogram (EKG), and general care. Dr. Tamboli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Dewhurst, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology - Sun City
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Dewhurst works as an adult cardiologist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Riverview, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewhurst include heart valve disease and pacemaker implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Dewhurst attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dewhurst's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Disease, Pacemaker Implantation

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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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