We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Medicare near Conroe, TX.

Dr. Suzanne Marie Stovall, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4015 I H 45 N; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Stovall works as a family medicine practitioner. Clinical interests for Dr. Stovall include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Stovall studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Stovall is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Don Jose Sarmiento, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
521 N Thompson
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Don Sarmiento practices family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine in Conroe, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarmiento include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and pap test. Dr. Sarmiento takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Womack Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sarmiento welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Mary Katherine Henson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4015 I 45 N; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Mary Henson is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Henson's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Henson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Kathleen Ann Watson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4015 I 45 N; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Watson sees patients in Conroe, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Watson's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Watson is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watson accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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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.

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