We found 21 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Berlowitz sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and heart failure. Patient ratings for Dr. Berlowitz average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berlowitz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berlowitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is 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, 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. 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 specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Serrano's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Serrano attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayad 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 completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Sayad accepts. 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, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jacques Durr's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Durr has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He studied medicine at the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Durr's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetic Nephropathy, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. Alok Singh specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and holter monitoring. Dr. Singh accepts 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 Maulana Azad Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Singh trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Singh 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. Querubin Policarpio Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5101 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Querubin Mendoza is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mendoza focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mendoza accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mendoza speaks Spanish. He 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. Joel Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Fernandez is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include 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 attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fernandez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rogal include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and electrocardiogram (EKG). His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Rogal completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to 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. John Dewey Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 South Armenia Avenue; 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Ramirez is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Ramirez obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, atherosclerosis, and angina. 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. 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. 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. 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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes 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. 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 is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Prida's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and cardioversion. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Prida is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. Rifkin focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Rifkin attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rifkin has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa, University of Rochester. He is accepting 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bassil include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bassil is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Bassil is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. John Carl Dormois, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2835 W. Deleon Street; Suite 104
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Dormois, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Dormois include hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Dormois takes MultiPlan, Viant, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dormois trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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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 nephrologist. Dr. McFarren studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. McFarren is accepting new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ablation, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel obtained her medical school training at Florida State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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)

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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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