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We found 4 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 specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Karim's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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 an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abaya's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Gisele Jones sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Jones attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting 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.