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

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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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (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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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stents, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif practices adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Abdellatif's clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Abdellatif welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Nishikawa studied medicine at Keio University. His training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nishikawa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Guillermo Juan Morell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1532
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Morell is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Morell's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and lupus. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Morell speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Namrata Goel's area of specialization is adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Goel's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

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

Dr. Peter Chang is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

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

Dr. George Nassar's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. He practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Nassar include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nassar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Nassar is open to new patients.

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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. Barbara Elizabeth Bush, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bush specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bush graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bush is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bush is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Anna Kagan's areas of specialization 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. Dr. Kagan's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Rhee is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rhee is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rhee attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Brennan is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brennan include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brennan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Shehzad Sami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4545 Post Oak Place; Suite 130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sami include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sami honors. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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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 nephrology specialist. Dr. Campbell's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campbell accepts. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Campbell's practice is open to new patients.

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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. He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart transplant, 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. Butkevich honors. Dr. Butkevich has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Heart Institute (THI), and CHI St. Luke's Health. He has an open panel.

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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.