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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Silver HMO near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Samuel John Ferris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Samuel Ferris is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferris include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ferris is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ferris accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Edward Sander, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Gary Sander's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Sander accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Sander attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Sander is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol

Dr. Diego H Aviles, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Diego Aviles is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He works in Covington, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Baton Rouge, LA. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and plasmapheresis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aviles welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Aviles completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Urologic Disorders, Chronic Kidney Failure, Dialysis, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Franca Mngu Iorember, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Arm 4121
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Franca Iorember is a pediatric nephrologist. She studied medicine at the University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Iorember trained at Grady Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Keith C Ferdinand, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiology
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Keith Ferdinand is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Ferdinand attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests encompass heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ferdinand is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol

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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.