We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Smyrna, GA.

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Dr. Srinadh Reddy Palacharla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3606 Highlands Parkway Se; Building #1
Smyrna, 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. Maria Carolina Gongora Nieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
3903 South Cobb Drive; Suite 110
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Maria Gongora Nieto works as a cardiologist in Smyrna, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Suite 110, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gongora Nieto include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Gongora Nieto has received distinctions including Magna Cum Laude - Universidad El Bosque. Bogota, Columbia and Women in Cardiology Trainee award for Excellence, American Heart Association. Dr. Gongora Nieto (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Tyrone Morris II, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3692 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Michael Morris is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Morris is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Morris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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All Interests: Syncope, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay L Khant, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3903 S Cobb Drive Se
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Sanjay Khant's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Khant's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khant honors. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Khant attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Dr. Joseph Khouri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3903 S Cobb Drive; Suite 120
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Joseph Khouri's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. These areas are among Dr. Khouri's clinical interests: prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. For his residency, Dr. Khouri trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khouri takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3903 S Cobb Drive; Suite 200
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. David Kim sees patients in Smyrna, GA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Kim accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Florida Hospital. He speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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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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