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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept TRICARE near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4240 International Parkway; Suite 154
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Smith is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Urine ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Hilton Baker, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Baker, who practices in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Maust average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Maust is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Jyothinagaram (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Henry Ford Health System. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Jyothinagaram attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Jyothinagaram has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Anis A Ansari, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
1948 E Hebron Parkway; Suite 110, Building 100
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Anis Ansari is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist in Carrollton, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland. His areas of expertise include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Ansari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Screening, Bone Spurs, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (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.