We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana near Cartersville, GA.

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

Dr. Hailu Demissachew's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demissachew 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. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and German. He is professionally 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 practices adult nephrology. In Dr. Ishaque's practice, he is particularly interested in glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ishaque (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Ishaque's 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Barfield is rated highly by her patients. She has a special interest in diabetes. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA. She attended Mercer University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Florida Hospital for residency. Dr. Barfield is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Specializes in Family Medicine
970 Joe Frank Harris Parkway Se; Suite 100
Cartersville, GA
 

Ms. Lynn Brandt works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Brandt include diabetes, wellness visit, and sports physicals. She is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Wellness Visit, Hypertension, Sports Physicals, 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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