We found 3 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Cartersville, GA.

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Dr. Hailu Demissachew, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Hailu Demissachew is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Cartersville, GA and Rome, GA. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Demissachew completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure, Dialysis

Dr. Muhammad Rashid Ishaque, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Muhammad Ishaque works as a nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ishaque include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Ishaque accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Ishaque attended Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab for medical school. Dr. Ishaque (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mary Katherine Barfield, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
970 Joe Frank Harris Parkway Se; Suite 100
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Mary Barfield is a Cartersville, GA physician who specializes in family medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Barfield is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barfield attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Florida Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, 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.

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