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We found 13 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Coventry near Katy, TX.

Dr. Ariel Morales Velasco, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
1331 Grand Parkway; Suite #320
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ariel Velasco's specialty is adult nephrology. The average patient rating for Dr. Velasco is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Velasco's clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Velasco's practice is open to new patients. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then went on to complete his residency at Catholic Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Chad Defriece, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29320 Katy Freeway; Suite 500
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Defriece is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Defriece's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Banner Health. Dr. Defriece attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sinha, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21720 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 308
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Sinha practices adult nephrology in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Sinha's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and vasculitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Sinha is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Anil Chhotubhai Odhav, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Anil Odhav's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Odhav average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Odhav include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Odhav's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Odhav attended the University of Zambia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Rajen Kanu Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Rajen Mehta's specialty is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, 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, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Preventive Cardiology, Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. George P Mammen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. George Mammen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Mammen attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mammen include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Mammen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Moo John Chung, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. M. Chung sees patients in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chung accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Randeep Suneja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randeep Suneja's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suneja include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and coronary artery disease. Dr. Suneja is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Suneja is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Suneja has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Amir Kashani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 130
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Amir Kashani is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, electrophysiological (EP) study, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kashani 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Ross University 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. Viswanath Kalapatapu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1331 W Grand Parkway North; Suite 230
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Viswanath Kalapatapu's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kalapatapu's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, prostate problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalapatapu takes. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Ahmad-Rabia Al Khush, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad-Rabia Alkhush's area of specialization is family medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Alkhush is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Alkhush is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Dr. Kamalakannan Kamalakannan, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamalakannan Desikan's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Desikan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for 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. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1450 W Grand Parkway S; Suite G-190
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She 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.