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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen specializes in adult nephrology. She attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is accepting 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. Amy Marie Latta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3550 Parkwood; Suite 600
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Amy Latta is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. Dr. Latta obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Latta speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
8000 Warren Parkway; Suite 104, Building 1
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Kalidindi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Larisse Brochner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5893 Noble Oak Lane
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Brochner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brochner is especially interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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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.