We found 96 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept HealthSmart PPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Saber accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mitschke's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Mehreen Khan is a general internist and adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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

Dr. Christopher Nevins, MD, FACP
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nevins' specialties are general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hepatobiliary disorders, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nevins honors. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Nevins is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, 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' medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include the following: 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 attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel works as an adult nephrologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is an adult cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ugolini include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ugolini accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ugolini graduated from Sapienza University of Rome and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Aneurysm, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Odhav takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shari Rubin specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Rubin obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has a special interest in diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rubin has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Alice Ajim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patients gave Dr. Ajim an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Park's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Mehta's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Mammen a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mammen graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah's areas of specialization are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Venyah's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Venyah attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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