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

Dr. Brenda Kay Peabody, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
325 I 45 N; Suite 140
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Brenda Peabody is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Peabody's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peabody graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nuclear Scan, Preventive Care, Counseling Services

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4015 Interstate; 45 Suite 100
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Suzanne Stovall is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Stovall's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stovall attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Pap Test, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Henson works as a family practitioner in Conroe, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Henson include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Henson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kathleen Ann Watson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4015 I-45 North
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Watson is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Watson include diabetes, pap test, and thyroid problems. Dr. Watson's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Watson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Scar Removal, High Cholesterol, General Care, Thyroid ... (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.