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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 specializes in adult nephrology. She attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting 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 works as an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. 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. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Baker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Carrollton, TX and North Richland Hills, TX. His medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Maust graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His 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 area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Jyothinagaram (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Henry Ford Health System. She is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jyothinagaram takes. She is accepting new patients.

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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 Carrollton, TX physician who specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ansari accepts. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland for residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Ansari's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.