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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise 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. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a nephrologist 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abaya completed a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Jones's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Richard Foley's specialty is adult nephrology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley's clinical interests include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is professionally 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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Bueso an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bueso include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bueso attended the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. 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.

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