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We found 11 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Shehzad Sami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sami graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He 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. Kamran Ahmed Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Ayub Medical College and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. G. Walmsley practices family medicine. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Walmsley's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and anemia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Walmsley 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's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Puppala include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Puppala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Guntur Medical College.

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

Dr. Jesse Kitanishi Uyeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda specializes in adult nephrology. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Uyeda's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uyeda takes. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Uyeda welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Robert Destefano works as a family practitioner in Baytown, TX. In his practice, Dr. Destefano focuses on thyroid problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Destefano is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension

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

Dr. Vijay Jotwani sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jotwani has an open panel.

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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 a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lufkin, TX and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshnevis include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan's specialties are urgent care and general internal medicine. Dr. Tuan's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. 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

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

Ms. Rebecca Dees is a family practitioner. Ms. Dees's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and contact dermatitis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Ms. Dees is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Smita Massey sees patients in Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Massey's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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