We found 23 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, 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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Abdellatif honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abdellatif's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (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. Akira Nishikawa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akira Nishikawa is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Nishikawa attended Keio University for medical school. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nishikawa has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Guillermo Morell's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. These areas are among Dr. Morell's clinical interests: kidney stones, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and lupus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nassar include 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. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Nassar has an open panel.

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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. Peter Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4126 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang is an adult cardiologist in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chang's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Chang has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He 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)

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

Dr. Edward Rhee is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Rhee's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rhee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rhee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pandya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pandya's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Brennan works as an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Brennan studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brennan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Anna Kagan sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagan include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. Dr. Kagan 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. Dr. Kagan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is 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. Michael Franklin Campbell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Campbell is an adult nephrology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Campbell focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Campbell has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Alexander Butkevich, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alexander Butkevich is an adult cardiology specialist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Butkevich's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart transplant, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butkevich takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Butkevich has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bush include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bush graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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