We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Mckinney, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108a
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rehana Saquib is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic neuropathy. She is affiliated with Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Saquib is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Saquib graduated from Rajshahi Medical College and then she performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetic Neuropathy, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems

Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Allison Sadler, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4701 Medical Center Drive; Suite 1a
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Sean Sadler's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and uterine prolapse. Dr. Sadler's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadler takes. She studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sadler's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Pelvic Ultrasound, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Renee Louise Chan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4701 Medical Center Drive; Ste 1-a
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Renee Chan's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chan's patients gave Dr. Chan an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include menopause, colposcopy, and uterine prolapse. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Chan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Chan completed Dr. Chan's residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Chan is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysterosalpingography, Amenorrhea, Sports ... (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.