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

Dr. Srinadh Reddy Palacharla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3606 Highlands Parkway Se; Building #1
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Srinadh Palacharla specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Palacharla graduated from NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College. He trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palacharla (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Palacharla's 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. Maria Carolina Gongora Nieto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
3903 South Cobb Drive; Suite 110
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Maria Gongora Nieto is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. After attending El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among Dr. Gongora Nieto's clinical interests: heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gongora Nieto honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Magna Cum Laude - Universidad El Bosque. Bogota, Columbia and Women in Cardiology Trainee award for Excellence, American Heart Association. In addition to English, Dr. Gongora Nieto (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Gongora Nieto is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Morris (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Khant is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Khouri is an internist in Smyrna, GA. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. Dr. Khouri is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Khouri is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read 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. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Florida Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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.