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

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

Dr. Amin Karim, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Karim has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Karim attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. Bernardino Abaya practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya's areas of expertise include the following: 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Foley's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Foley is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with 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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Jones speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jones include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For her residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jones takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso works as an endocrinologist in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Bueso average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bueso takes. Dr. Bueso has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. 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.

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