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We found 87 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept HealthSmart PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Saber's clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Saber average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saber accepts. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saber attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Mitschke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; #520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mitschke is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mitschke's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Stents, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehreen Sohban Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Patients gave Dr. Khan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amin Karim is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating 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's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Randall Emmett Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Morris is a specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Morris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ugolini obtained her medical school training at Sapienza University of Rome and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Faisal Nabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Nabi's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nabi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nabi is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nabi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7015 Almeda Road; Suite #3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel works as an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Shari Paulette Rubin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shari Rubin works as an internist. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rubin attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Pap Test, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Bernardino Abaya's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abaya takes. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Dr. Abaya performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim works as a general internist, genetics specialist, and geriatrician. She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. On average, patients gave Dr. Ajim a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketti Awad, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ketti Awad is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awad include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Awad is a graduate of New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Awad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Hay Fever, Anxiety, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Porter-Tucci is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Dr. Porter-Tucci is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Leroy Iii Baxter III, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Baxter sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Baxter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Baxter is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Panic Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua David Septimus, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Septimus works as a general internist in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Septimus is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive care. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Septimus accepts. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Septimus is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Mirza Zeeshan Baig, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mirza Baig practices general internal medicine. Dr. Baig's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Baig's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Houston Methodist, and Summit Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Anemia

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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.