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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept TRICARE near Carrollton, TX.

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

Dr. Joel Maust is a family practice physician. Dr. Maust's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maust include atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maust is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Maust attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She 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. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8 Medical Parkway; Plaza Ii, Suite 201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Peri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Matthew Smith is an adult nephrology specialist in Carrollton, TX and Lewisville, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include renal angioplasty, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Bruce Baker practices adult nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Baker's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jyothinagaram is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Jyothinagaram attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Jyothinagaram (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Jyothinagaram is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Henry Ford Health System. 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 practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) in Carrollton, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cancer screening, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ansari is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland's residency program. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ansari's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.