We found 11 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Stockbridge, GA.

Dr. Abiodun Gbadero Olatidoye, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Pwy; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Abiodun Olatidoye practices adult cardiology. Dr. Olatidoye is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's residency program. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Renal Vascular Disease, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Ultrasound, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
250 Village Center Parkway; Suite 100
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma sees patients in Stockbridge, GA, Riverdale, GA, and Griffin, GA. His medical specialties are adult nephrology and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Nalanda Medical College. His training includes a residency program at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Spalding Regional Hospital and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Abdulfatai Olaolu Odemuyiwa, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, General Internal Medicine
235 Medical Boulevard; Suite B
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Abdul Odemuyiwa's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and general internal medicine. After attending the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Odemuyiwa's areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Yoruba. Dr. Odemuyiwa is professionally affiliated with Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Kuchela Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Kuchela Reddy is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy speaks Sign Language. His clinical interests include angina, heart attack, and syncope (fainting). He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Reddy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Moongilmadugu Inba-Vazhvu specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Riverdale, GA, Fayetteville, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), atherosclerosis, and angina. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Inba-Vazhvu obtained his medical school training at Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Loni Elise Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Emory at Stockbridge - Highway 138; 3579 Hwy 138 Se
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Loni Jenkins is a Stockbridge, GA physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Dr. Jenkins is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Obesity, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety

Dr. Vikram Reddy Mandadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Vikram Mandadi's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, exercise physiology, and angina. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandadi attended medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Repair, Renal Vascular Disease, Electrocardiogram, Mitral Stenosis, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Fred Kennard Hood, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; Suite 200
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. F. Hood is a family medicine physician. His areas of expertise include the following: general care, women's health issues, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC). Dr. Hood studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Hood's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sonny Carter Graduate Scholar, Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Kenneth S Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway; #101
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Gimbel is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Gimbel's clinical interests include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown and Southern Regional Medical Center (SRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Angina

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3580 Cameron Parkway
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Mohamad Kassem is a specialist in adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kassem attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Kassem focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and dialysis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Kassem is affiliated with Spalding Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Holly Renee Clemons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1050 Eagles Landing Parkway
Stockbridge, GA
 

Dr. Holly Clemons' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Clemons is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. She trained at Medical Center of Central Georgia for residency. Dr. Clemons is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues

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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.