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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Medicare near Zephyrhills, FL.

Dr. Sohail Hasan Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Sohail Khan specializes in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khan obtained his medical school training at King Edward Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Beverly Deliz Deliz-Tirado, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Beverly Deliz-Tirado is a specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus nephritis, and glomerulonephritis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Deliz-Tirado attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Lupus Nephritis

Dr. Christopher Espiritu Garcia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Garcia practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Garcia 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 Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Morayma Martinez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6836 Medical View Lane
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Morayma Martinez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Martinez graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Alejandro Carvallo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Carvallo is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Carvallo studied medicine at the University of Carabobo Faculty of Health Sciences. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carvallo accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Luis A Melendez-Collazo, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Luis Melendez-Collazo is a Zephyrhills, FL physician who specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist). His clinical interests encompass diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melendez-Collazo accepts. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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.