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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Bronze near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Nilum Rajora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nilum Rajora works as a nephrologist. Dr. Rajora graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her areas of expertise include acute kidney injury (AKI), glomerulonephritis, and hemodialysis. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Rajora is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Glomerular Diseases, Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dong-Hi Anthony Yoon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
621 N. Hall Street; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dong-Hi Yoon's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoon include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Yoon graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Yoon trained at Baylor University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yoon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran A Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Rizvi has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rizvi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Arthur Grayburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
621 North Hall Street; Suite H030
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Paul Grayburn, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). Dr. Grayburn is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grayburn has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vassilis Dimas is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Fort Worth, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include pulmonary valve disease, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JPS Health Network, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Dimas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dimas takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Alan Hebert, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hebert is an adult nephrology specialist. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney function monitoring, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 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. Hebert is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Kidney Function Monitoring, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sana Ahmed practices adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney function monitoring. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. She graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Function Monitoring, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, ... (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.