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Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Frank Ponce is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ponce takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ponce is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Rashid's clinical interests include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. For his professional training, Dr. Rashid completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rashid accepts. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Hypotension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Assouad (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Assouad's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, HIV/AIDS, Dialysis

Dr. Pamela Denise Dugano - Daphnis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
333 N Texas Avenue; Suite 4100
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Dugano-Daphnis works as an internist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Dugano-Daphnis attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dugano-Daphnis 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. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Steven Timothy Dennis II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dennis practices family medicine and sports medicine in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Dennis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Memorial Hermann. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dennis include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Billy Gilbert's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Gilbert's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Shearer specializes in adult nephrology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Shearer include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Shearer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shearer's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Abdellatif 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 graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajinder K Bhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Raj Bhalla is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Bhalla's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhalla welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Stroke, Transient ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. June Yao is a nephrologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Webster, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Yao accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Yao attended medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her 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, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda's specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Uyeda attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Finch is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Finch include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Finch obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Katherine Timmins Vollmers, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Vollmers is an adult nephrology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Vollmers speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vollmers has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Pandya performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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.

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