We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Accountable Health Plans near Houston, TX.

Dr. Amin Haji Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Karim (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abaya completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Lupus, High Cholesterol, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
600 East Houston/croley Center
Cleveland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Foley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Gisele Anjanique Jones, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gisele Jones specializes in general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Jones completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Gerardo M Bueso, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Bueso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his residency, Dr. Bueso trained at Washington Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bueso is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bueso has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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.