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We found 8 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 practices adult nephrology. Dr. Khan is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. 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. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Dr. Deliz-Tirado has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus nephritis, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Deliz-Tirado honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Shafaq H Hussain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
38051 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Shifa Malik is a general internist in Zephyrhills, FL. She is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. She accepts 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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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Christopher Garcia's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Morayma Martinez is an internist. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martinez include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez accepts. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Carvallo studied medicine at the University of Carabobo Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Carvallo 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Samir Kapoor, MD
Specializes in General Practice
6830 Gall Boulevard
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Samir Kapoor is a physician who specializes in general practice. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kapoor is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He studied medicine at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Luis Melendez-Collazo is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) specialist. His clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Melendez-Collazo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Melendez-Collazo attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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.