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We found 18 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Berlowitz's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Berlowitz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Berlowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.0 times the average?
  • Based on 308 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Chae's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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. Chae's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Fadi Adib Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4 Columbia Drive; #630
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Matar average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. Dr. Matar welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Matar speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Jon Dipietro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dipietro at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Dipietro speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Singh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. 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. Dr. Serrano obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. 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. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Durr 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. After completing medical school at the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Durr has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetic Nephropathy, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Philip James Rogal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Rogal is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and electrocardiogram (EKG). Dr. Rogal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Rogal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Joel Fernandez's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. Dr. Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fernandez welcomes new patients. After attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, ... (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 in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Mendoza average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mendoza takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendoza graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Xavier Enrique Prida, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Department of Cardiology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Xavier Prida's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prida include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. Dr. Prida honors 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 professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Angela McClanahan McClanahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5th Floor, Usf Cardiovascular Disease Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angela Turner is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include atherosclerosis, angina, and cardioversion. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Turner graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Turner 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: Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Atherosclerosis, Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Rifkin's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Rifkin has indicated that his clinical interests 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 accepts. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Rifkin has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Bassil is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His education and training includes medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Staten Island University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bassil has received distinctions including Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association and Excellent Service as Chief Fellow, University of South Florida. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Aarti Patel, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include ablation, pacemaker implantation, 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. Patel accepts. After attending Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire works as a vascular surgeon, trauma surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Alkire attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. Patients gave Dr. Alkire an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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. Dr. Alkire is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (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.