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

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Dr. Amy Marie Latta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3550 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 600
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Amy Latta is a family practitioner in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Latta is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latta accepts. She has an open panel. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kalidindi include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Dr. Kalidindi is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kalidindi's education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stent, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jun Chen is a nephrologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school and subsequently trained at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin.

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

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

Dr. Michelle Brochner sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Brochner's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Brochner is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.

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