We found 5 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Cartersville, GA and Rome, GA. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) speaks the following languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Demissachew average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Smyrna, GA and Cartersville, GA. Dr. Palacharla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Palacharla's areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Harbin Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Palacharla attended NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise 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. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to English, Dr. Ishaque (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Barfield's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes. She is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA. Dr. Barfield obtained her medical school training at Mercer University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Florida Hospital.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, wellness visit, and sports physicals. Ms. Brandt is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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