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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gisele Jones specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones 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. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Gerardo Bueso, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bueso's clinical interests include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cyril Tawa works as an interventional cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Tawa speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tawa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tawa has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (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.