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 sees patients in Conroe, TX, Houston, TX, and Magnolia, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stovall average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stovall's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stovall graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 works as a family medicine physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Sarmiento's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Dr. Sarmiento is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mary Katherine Henson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
503 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Mary Henson's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Henson attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to 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
1501 River Pointe Drive; Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Watson's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Watson's clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and thyroid problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Watson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to 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.