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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Cartersville, GA.

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

Dr. Hailu Demissachew is an adult nephrology specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Demissachew an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Demissachew 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. Srinadh Reddy Palacharla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Srinadh Palacharla works as a nephrologist in Smyrna, GA and Cartersville, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Palacharla include renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palacharla honors. 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 the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harbin Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 works as a nephrologist in Cartersville, GA, Acworth, GA, and Calhoun, GA. Dr. Ishaque (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Ishaque has indicated that his clinical interests include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. His professional affiliations include Redmond Regional Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center, and Harbin Clinic. He 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 is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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; Suite 100
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Mary Barfield's specialty is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in diabetes. Dr. Barfield is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Florida Hospital. Dr. Barfield is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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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.