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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 medical specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Saquib's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. Before completing her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Saquib attended medical school at Rajshahi Medical College. Dr. Saquib honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in McKinney, TX, Sherman, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karim honors. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sadler obtained her medical school training at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and uterine prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadler average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chan attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Chan's residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include menopause, colposcopy, and uterine prolapse. Dr. Chan is rated highly by Dr. Chan's patients. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chan is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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