We found 13 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Nassau Bay, TX.

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. In addition to English, Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is especially interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Assouad attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Raj Bhalla is an adult cardiologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhalla include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. Dr. Bhalla 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. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. 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 Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid practices adult cardiology in Webster, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Rashid's clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Rashid's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Frank Ponce is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Ponce has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponce takes. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ponce trained at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ponce is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Vince Nguyen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Nguyen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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)

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

Dr. Gerard Abreo specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Abreo's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Abreo attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 170
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bay Nguyen sees patients in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice, family medicine, and general pediatrics. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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 professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Abdellatif honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abdellatif's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Agraharkar's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He is professionally 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)

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

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

Dr. Alvaro Zamora is a family medicine physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Zamora include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. Dr. Zamora is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zamora takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at JPS Health Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Spirometry, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Phillip Aguilar's area of specialization is family medicine. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients rated Dr. Aguilar highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar accepts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Aguilar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Salim Maksoud, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Maksoud specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave Dr. Maksoud a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Maksoud attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Shortness of Breath, Emphysema

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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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