We found 10 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Open Access near Alpharetta, GA.

Dr. Muhammad Rashid Ishaque, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4450 Calibre Crossing Nw
Acworth, GA
 

Dr. Muhammad Ishaque practices adult nephrology in Cartersville, GA, Acworth, GA, and Calhoun, GA. His areas of expertise consist of glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ishaque is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab. Dr. Ishaque's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ishaque (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anila H Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1570 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Anila Qidwai's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), depression, and executive health. The average patient rating for Dr. Qidwai is 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Qidwai trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. Dr. Qidwai (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Qidwai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Executive Health, Family Planning, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Obesity, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kanubhai Shukla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1400 Hembree Road; Suite 100
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Sanjay Shukla is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shukla include depression, general care, and anxiety. Dr. Shukla's professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Shukla attended Government Medical College, Surat for medical school. Dr. Shukla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dharmaraj Halligouda Patil, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11379 Southbridge Parkway; Suite A
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Dharmaraj Patil is a general internist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patil include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Patil is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Patil trained at Worcester Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endoscopy, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Savitha Shama, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
735 North Main Street; Suite 1100
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Savitha Shama specializes in general practice and general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Shama attended Mysore Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shama include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Shama average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shama (or staff) speaks Marathi, Kannada, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason J Holbrook, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1380 Upper Hembree Road
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Jason Holbrook's specialty is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Holbrook is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Holbrook attended Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Holbrook (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Alpharetta Internal Medicine, and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Naresh K Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11912 Jones Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Naresh Parikh practices adult cardiology in Norcross, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Parikh's clinical interests: osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parikh attended Government Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Stress Testing

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3005 Royal Boulevard South; Suite 220
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Chukwudi Uchegbu specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Alpharetta, GA and Tucker, GA. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. Dr. Uchegbu's clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Uchegbu average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uchegbu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Uchegbu is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Sudha Madhuri Cheekati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2795 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Sudha Cheekati is an internist. Dr. Cheekati's areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and genital warts. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Cheekati completed her residency training at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Cheekati (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Julius Kolawole Adebisi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
401 S Main Street; Suite C7
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Julius Adebisi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Adebisi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Adebisi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yoruba. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, ... (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.