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

Dr. Jun Chen, who practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Amy Latta is a family practitioner. Patient reviews placed Dr. Latta at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Latta include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Latta studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. 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. Dr. Kalidindi studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College. He trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kalidindi is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Michelle Brochner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Brochner has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. She is professionally 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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