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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 an adult nephrology specialist in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Peri average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peri takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Peri trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Peri is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Her practice 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, who practices in Euless, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Navajo. Dr. Martin's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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's medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). She attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Jyothinagaram's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Jyothinagaram include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Jyothinagaram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Henry Ford Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Lewisville, TX and Denton, TX. He has a special interest in heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cardiomyopathy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf accepts. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Yousuf completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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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's specialty is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Patients rated Ms. Wang highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks Lao and Chinese.

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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.