We found 86 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 is an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Saber is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Saber has an open panel.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mitschke's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mitschke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mitschke's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school 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. Christopher Nevins, MD, FACP
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
1701 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nevins is a physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nevins include diabetes, hepatobiliary disorders, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nevins has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Karim is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Karim's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a cardiologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Ugolini attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. Her areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ugolini 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to 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. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah works as a family practice physician and geriatrician in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Venyah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Venyah is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Venyah's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Alzheimer's Disease, Wounds, Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bernardino Abaya's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abaya's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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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. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
2000 Crawford Street; #1118
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim practices general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Ajim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. She 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. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Faisal Nabi practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nabi's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Nabi studied medicine at 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Shari Rubin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Rubin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Baxter's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Baxter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Baxter is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital.

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

Dr. Guillermo A Torre-Amione, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Torre works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Torre include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Torre is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI) and Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Myung Park's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Park 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 is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. 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, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Surgery, ... (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.