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We found 20 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 specializes in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. 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. Dr. Karim's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, ValueOptions, and more. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Bellview, TX, and Katy, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Morris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Morris accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He 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. After completing medical school at Keio University, he performed his residency 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nishikawa welcomes 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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise 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. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Goel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abaya's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Guillermo Morell practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX. Dr. Morell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and lupus. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Morell attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Morell is conversant in 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. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin; Suite 1201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif is a nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. Dr. Abdellatif is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Abdellatif honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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)

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. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nassar's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, 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. Nassar honors. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Angiogram, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shehzad Sami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami 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. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is 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. Anna Kagan, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anna Kagan practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Kagan's clinical interests: 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Kagan completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kagan is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kagan'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, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Chang specializes in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chang's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He attended medical school at 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)

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

Dr. Barbara Bush's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Bush has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bush is accepting 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. Michael Franklin Campbell, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Campbell's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Campbell include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. Dr. Campbell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Campbell is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rhee include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Rhee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. George Chung Li, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Li's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Li honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Li is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Brennan is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brennan include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brennan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.