We found 92 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept HealthSmart PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Elie Saber is an adult nephrology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saber include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saber honors. After attending Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Saber's practice is open to 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. Mehreen S Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan is an internist and adult nephrologist. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She welcomes 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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karim's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His 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: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mitschke is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Bellville, TX, and Katy, TX. He is a graduate of 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitschke include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mitschke honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Mitschke welcomes 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. Myung Hee Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Myung Park works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Park is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart failure. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and VA Maryland Health Care System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Park's 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)

Dr. Thomas Leroy 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 average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Baxter is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baxter is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Valentina Ugolini sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ugolini include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ugolini is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ugolini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Christopher S Peckins, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Peckins' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Peckins attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peckins include hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient ratings for Dr. Peckins average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peckins honors. Dr. Peckins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Faulkner Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, High Cholesterol

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 in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Mammen is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Mammen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, 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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in general practice, general internal medicine, and preventive medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hepatobiliary disorders, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nevins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic ... (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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Mehta's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Mehta is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (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. He works in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Morris has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris accepts. Dr. Morris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. These areas are among Dr. Abaya's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Abaya 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)

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

Dr. Namrata Goel specializes in adult nephrology. 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. Dr. Goel is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Christopher P Robben, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Robben practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Robben include prostate problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Dr. Robben 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 graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Robben is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Anil Odhav's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odhav is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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