We found 9 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna near Garland, TX.

Dr. L Keith Routh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard; Suite 208
Garland, TX
 

Dr. L. Routh is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. The average patient rating for Dr. Routh is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Routh's professional affiliations include HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Bicuspid Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jissy Rachel Philip, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Jissy Philip works as a family medicine practitioner in Garland, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philip include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Philip is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Philip honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Mental Health Issues

Dr. Karen Kay King, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1151 N. Buckner Boulevard; #102
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Karen King's specialty is family medicine. Before completing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. King attended medical school at the University of Texas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. King's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Biren H Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
700 Walter Reed Boulevard, Plaza 1; Suite 301a
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Biren Parikh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. Dr. Parikh's areas of expertise include the following: angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Carino, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9440 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Enrique Carino specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carino include chronic kidney failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure, Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Krishnan Nair, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Krishnan Nair is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Nair attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nair's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). The average patient rating for Dr. Nair is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nair accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Malay. Dr. Nair is affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Dr. Aruna Koney Koney, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1151 N Buckner Boulevard; #103
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Aruna Potti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Potti include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. Dr. Potti is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Potti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Soma B Johari, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Soma Johari works as a family practitioner. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johari's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gynecological problems, and depression. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johari takes. Dr. Johari attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Depression, Headache, Chronic Headache, Hypertension, Diabetes, Gynecological Problems, Anxiety

Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Holder works as a family practitioner in Garland, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, depression, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Holder is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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