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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana near Cartersville, GA.

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

Dr. Hailu Demissachew is an adult nephrologist in Cartersville, GA and Rome, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Demissachew accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Palacharla trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Palacharla's areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Palacharla accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is an adult nephrologist in Cartersville, GA, Acworth, GA, and Calhoun, GA. He is especially interested in glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. Dr. Ishaque is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Ishaque attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab. Dr. Ishaque (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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's medical specialty is family medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Mercer University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Florida Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Barfield include diabetes. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Barfield honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Ms. Lynn Brandt's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, wellness visit, and sports physicals. She honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Brandt is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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.