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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Austin, TX.

Dr. Sachin Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 317
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sachin Mehta's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Kyle, TX, Austin, TX, and Luling, TX. His clinical interests include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram and stents. Dr. Mehta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Hypertension, Stress Testing, Stents, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Genova Slavcheva, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1301 W. 38th Street; #205
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Elena Slavcheva's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology. She practices in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Austin, TX. She has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Slavcheva is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Medical University of Sofia and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Slavcheva (or staff) speaks Medical Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Diana Del Castillo Nye, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Diana Nye practices general internal medicine in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. In her practice, Dr. Nye focuses on diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Nye at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nye accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Nye is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. David Henry Simon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200, Strictly Pediatrics Professional Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Simon practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in Austin, TX. Dr. Simon's areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simon's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kartik Pillutla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200, Strictly Pediatrics Professional Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kartik Pillutla, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney transplant, and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillutla obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Pillutla is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

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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.