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We found 21 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Unicare POS near Houston, TX.

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. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nishikawa include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa studied medicine at Keio University. For his residency, Dr. Nishikawa trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nishikawa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Namrata Goel's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Goel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Goel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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)

Dr. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin; Suite 1201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. Dr. Abdellatif is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abdellatif completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Abdellatif's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1532
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Morell is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morell's areas of expertise include kidney stones, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and lupus. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Morell graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Lupus, High ... (Read more)

Dr. George Michel Nassar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Nassar works as an internist and adult nephrologist. Dr. Nassar's areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nassar trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Angiogram, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Kagan, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anna Kagan is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Kagan's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Peter Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4126 S.w. Frwy.; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Chang 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care, Mitral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sami include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Franklin Campbell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Campbell is an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campbell studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Dialysis

Dr. Edward Jiwook Rhee, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Rhee's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rhee attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rhee's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush works as an internist. Dr. Bush is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bush is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Thomas Stephen Brennan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Brennan is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brennan studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brennan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Pancreas Transplant, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Li is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Li's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Li's office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (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.