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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.

Jun Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
(469) 574-0464

Dr. Jun Chen is an adult nephrology specialist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Adrenal Disease, Adrenal Disorders, Arterial Disease-Kidneys, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Marie Latta MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3550 Parkwood; Suite 600
Frisco, TX
(972) 377-8800; (972) 380-7000

Dr. Amy Latta's specialty is family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Latta is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8000 Warren Parkway; Suite 104, Building 1
Frisco, TX
(469) 362-6543

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Kalidindi's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Kalidindi is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kalidindi trained at Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Cardiology, Angioplasty, Cardiac Nuclear ... (Read more)

Michelle Larisse Brochner MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
5893 Noble Oak Lane
Frisco, TX
(972) 596-1300

Dr. Michelle Brochner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Brochner is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Brochner's medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. The average patient rating for Dr. Brochner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brochner accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Glaucoma, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Ophthalmology, ... (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.