We found 20 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sayad's clinical interests include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sayad takes. Dr. Sayad is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Michael Scott Berlowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Berlowitz's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Berlowitz is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Dr. Berlowitz is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berlowitz is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 213 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3rd Floor, Office of Sanders Chae Md; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Serrano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Jacques Alfred Durr, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4th Floor, Usf Nephrology Division; 13220 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacques Durr specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Durr include hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Durr trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Durr takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetic Nephropathy, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez practices adult cardiology in Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Dr. Fernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stent, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4612 N Habana Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alok Singh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. Dr. Singh's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Ramirez is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Ramirez graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramirez completed a residency program at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramirez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Querubin Policarpio Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5101 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Querubin Mendoza is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mendoza has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Mendoza completed a residency program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mendoza speaks Spanish. Dr. Mendoza is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Philip James Rogal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Rogal is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rogal include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and electrocardiogram (EKG). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogal honors. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Rogal is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Attack

Dr. Xavier Enerique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. 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. Dr. Prida graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Prida's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen I Rifkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6076
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Rifkin is a specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rifkin include hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rifkin honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rifkin has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3rd Floor, Usf Nephrology Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher McFarren is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. McFarren focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. McFarren is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Claude Bassil, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Claude Bassil practices adult nephrology in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bassil is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Bassil attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Faculty Mentor of the Year, USF Nephrology; Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association; and Excellent Service as Chief Fellow, University of South Florida. Dr. Bassil has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Aarti Anil Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Aarti Patel is an adult cardiology specialist in Tampa, FL. After attending Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Jon DiPietro, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 450
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jon Dipietro is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general practice and preventive medicine. Patients rated Dr. Dipietro highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Dipietro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Preventive Care, X-Rays

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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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