We found 4 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 an adult nephrologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic. Dr. Demissachew is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Demissachew attended medical school at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Srinadh Reddy Palacharla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Srinadh Palacharla specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Smyrna, GA and Cartersville, GA. These areas are among Dr. Palacharla's clinical interests: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College and residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Palacharla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Muhammad Ishaque's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ishaque include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ishaque attended Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for residency. 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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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's specialty is family medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes. She is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. Dr. Barfield attended Mercer University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Florida Hospital for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barfield accepts.

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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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