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

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

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. Dr. Abdellatif takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Abdellatif attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdellatif's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, 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: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Haroonur Rashid is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Rashid's clinical interests: hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Rajinder Kumar Bhalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2045 Space Park Drive; Suite 100
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Raj Bhalla is a specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bhalla graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Bhalla is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to 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. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Assouad include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Assouad 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, HIV/AIDS, Dialysis

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

Dr. Frank Ponce specializes in family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Ponce is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponce'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, Preventive Care

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

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Balakrishnan's clinical interests include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Balakrishnan is accepting new patients. 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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. 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 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. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen is open to 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 Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Zamora specializes in family medicine and practices in League City, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Zamora graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Clinical interests for Dr. Zamora include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. Dr. Zamora's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Zamora welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Bay Nguyen is a general practitioner, family medicine practitioner, and general pediatrician in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ulcers. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

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

Dr. Gerard Abreo works as an adult cardiologist 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 average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Abreo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abreo is accepting 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)

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. Dr. Aguilar is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguilar attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mahendra Agraharkar's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agraharkar include diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Alfred Maksoud sees patients in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maksoud attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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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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