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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Flower Mound, TX.

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. David Raymond Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
901 W Wall Street; Suite 101
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. David Martin sees patients in Euless, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Arlington, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Martin attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is conversant in Navajo. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Martin's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jyothinagaram's education and training includes medical school at Rangaraya Medical College and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Jyothinagaram (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Henry Ford Health System. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 W Main Street; Suite 260
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Mian Yousuf is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Lewisville, TX and Denton, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Yousuf is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Medical Center of Lewisville. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Yousuf honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Xizi Wang Dipl.Om M.D. (China)
Specializes in Acupuncture
3201 Cross Timbers Road; Building 1, Suite 200
Flower Mound, TX
 

Ms. Xizi Wang practices acupuncture. Ms. Wang's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks Lao and Chinese.

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All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Tinnitus, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, ... (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.