We found 77 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Berger, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 First Avenue, Department of Medicine; Cardiovascular Division
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Berger works as a cardiologist. Dr. Berger is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berger include obesity, platelet disorders, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Berger (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Platelet Disorders, Preventive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Arthur Goodman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc, Suite 4f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Goodman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodman include stent placement (stenting), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and exercise stress test. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Goodman is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Goodman speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Obesity, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aida Consuelo Vega, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
234 East 85th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aida Vega works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vega's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, Dr. Vega speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

Dr. Roxana Mehran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Interventional Cardiology; #1030 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roxana Mehran is a cardiologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), angina, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mehran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Mehran trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Stent Placement, High Cholesterol, Angina, Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 97 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 83 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. William John Tenet, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23-18 31 Street; Suite 200
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. William Tenet works as a cardiologist. After attending Sapienza University of Rome for medical school, he completed his residency training at Booth Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Tenet include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tenet (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Tenet is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and St. Francis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Heart Failure, Syncope, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Roxana Mihaela Vartolomei, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
550 1st Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roxana Vartolomei works as an adult cardiologist. Her clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart tumor, and myocarditis. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vartolomei's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Vartolomei (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer Ames Kent, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
234 East 85th Street; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Kent practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Kent is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Kent studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

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Dr. Ira Cliff Schulman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
170 William Street; Suite 818
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Schulman works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Schulman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone at Trinity. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Schulman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Wiesel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
23-18 31st Street; Suite 200
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Wiesel works as an adult cardiologist in Forest Hills, NY, Flushing, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), exercise stress test, and heart failure. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiesel takes. Dr. Wiesel obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Wiesel has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Wiesel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Exercise Stress Test, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, Nuclear Scan, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Adams Dodson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Dodson specializes in adult cardiology and practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Dodson include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Dodson's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dodson is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 Greenwich Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nisar Quraishi practices general internal medicine in New York, NY. Patients rated Dr. Quraishi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and type 2 diabetes. He is affiliated with NYU Langone at Trinity. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quraishi takes. Dr. Quraishi attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Downtown Hospital for residency. Dr. Quraishi (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Anvar Abdunaimovich Babaev, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anvar Babaev's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New York, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Babaev (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. These areas are among Dr. Babaev's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), renal artery stenosis, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Babaev studied medicine at Tajik State Medical University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 562 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 543 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Howard S Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 First Avenue; Suite 4f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Weintraub is an adult cardiologist in New York, NY. Dr. Weintraub's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc, Suite 3d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Skolnick is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, rheumatic heart disease, and heart tumor. Dr. Skolnick is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Skolnick trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skolnick has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Marc Weisstuch, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 4b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Weisstuch's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Weisstuch's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Weisstuch attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weisstuch trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Weisstuch (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Weisstuch is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Dr. Boutros B Lotfi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Broadway; 2 Ndfloor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Peter Lotfi practices general internal medicine. Dr. Lotfi is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lotfi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Italian, and Russian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone at Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, 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.