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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near College Station, TX.

Dr. Roque Villarreal II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Roque Villarreal practices family medicine. Dr. Villarreal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Dr. Villarreal is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Medication

Dr. Judson Malcome Severson, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Judson Severson, who practices in Houston, TX, College Station, TX, and Brenham, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Severson is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Severson honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Laneece Delaine Marley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Laneece Marley's specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marley include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Marley's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Hypertension

Dr. Iyabode Abiodun Munira Ogunlade, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4421 Hwy 6 South; Suite 100
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Iyabode Ogunlade's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ogunlade's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and ablation. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ogunlade is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Virendra Banker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Banker's specialty is pediatric cardiology. Dr. Banker (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banker accepts. Dr. Banker has received the following distinctions: Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Binghamton University and Dr. Dominick Artuso Medical Scholarship, State University of New York at Binghamton University.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Sports Health, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias

Dr. Faris Q Hashim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Faris Hashim is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist. After completing medical school at The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine, Dr. Hashim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hashim include: Customer service is key award (CSK), UFHealth Shands, Gainesville, FL; Awarded grant for poster presentation in NKF meeting, Orlando, FL; and Awarded fellow grant for RRI conference. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (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.