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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 practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saber attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Saber's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saber (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Saber's 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 specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mitschke is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Khan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 cardiologist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Karim attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Morris a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 welcomes 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. Valentina Ugolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Valentina Ugolini is a cardiologist in Houston, TX. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Ugolini's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ugolini honors. After completing medical school at Sapienza University of Rome, Dr. Ugolini performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ugolini 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. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 is a cardiologist. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nabi include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nabi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nabi 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. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Abaya's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Abaya is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care). She studied medicine at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajim include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is open to 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. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7887 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Venyah's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Venyah's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Venyah's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Shari Rubin sees patients in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rubin graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rubin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received the distinction of 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 is a general internist. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Baxter's clinical interests include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baxter has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Houston, TX. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park has an open panel. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her 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. Douglas R Bree, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6560 Fannin Street; #620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Bree sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bree include renal angioplasty, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and mitral valve prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bree takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Porter-Tucci has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter-Tucci takes. Dr. Porter-Tucci graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Porter-Tucci completed a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally 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)

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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.