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

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

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Uyeda's areas of expertise consist of renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Khan sees patients in Liberty, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and osteoporosis. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Ayub Medical College and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Lakshmi Puppala is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. On average, patients gave Dr. Puppala a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Puppala's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sami honors. 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.

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

Dr. Robert Destefano's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Destefano is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Destefano is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension

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

Dr. G. Walmsley's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walmsley include diabetes, depression, and anemia. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Dr. Walmsley welcomes 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. Vijay M Jotwani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road; Suite 200
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Jotwani specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jotwani is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Jotwani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Khoshnevis is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and moles. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 Suite 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wei-Ming Tuan's areas of specialization are urgent care and general internal medicine. Dr. Tuan's clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Tuan average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tuan trained 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 practice physician in Baytown, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), pap test, and contact dermatitis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Dees is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She 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)

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

Dr. Smita Massey works as an internist. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Massey average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Massey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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)

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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.