We found 10 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Cigna Gold near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Siddhartha Arjundeva Acharya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Siddhartha Acharya practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Acharya's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Acharya trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Acharya has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Pamela Dugano-Daphnis' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Webster, TX. Dr. Dugano-Daphnis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Frank Joseph Iii Ponce III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Frank Ponce is a family medicine practitioner in Pasadena, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Ponce is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponce speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jesse Kitanishi Uyeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Uyeda's areas of expertise consist of renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gerard Abreo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Abreo's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abreo include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Abreo welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Bay Van Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 170
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bay Nguyen's areas of specialization are general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. Before completing his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Sinusitis, Ulcers, Anemia, Hay Fever, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Dr. Malladi Sudhaker Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 180
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy is an adult cardiology specialist in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy is open to new patients.

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Dr. R. Sam Sam Lingamfelter, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter specializes in family medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lingamfelter include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lingamfelter is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lingamfelter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Agraharkar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Hypotension, Dialysis

Dr. Phillip Mark Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Aguilar works as a family practitioner. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Aguilar a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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.