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We found 10 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sami include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Ste 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Walmsley's areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and anemia. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Walmsley is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lakshmi Swarna Puppala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301, Garth Road; Suite 400
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Puppala works as a family medicine practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist. She graduated from Guntur Medical College. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. Dr. Puppala is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puppala accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Destefano, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4201 Garth Road; Suite 202
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Robert Destefano sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Destefano accepts. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a specialist in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Uyeda is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Vijay M Jotwani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road; Suite 200
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Jotwani is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jotwani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Asthma, Ultrasound, Preventive Care

Dr. Gholamreza R Khoshnevis-Asl, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 318; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Gholamreza Khoshnevis is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Khoshnevis's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoshnevis accepts. He studied medicine at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khoshnevis welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Electroencephalography, Heart Surgery, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, General Internal Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Ste 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan's specialties are urgent care and general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Dr. Tuan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Tuan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tuan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Preventive Care, Hay Fever

Dr. Smita Massey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Smita Massey specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Baytown, TX. Dr. Massey's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Massey takes. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Massey's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

Rebecca J Dees
Specializes in Family Medicine
2800 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Ms. Rebecca Dees works as a family practitioner in Baytown, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and contact dermatitis. Ms. Dees is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Dees is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

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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.