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

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

Dr. Raj Bhalla is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Bhalla attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhalla is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdellatif honors. Dr. Abdellatif is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdellatif trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice 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)

Dr. Haroonur Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Haroonur Rashid is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Webster, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Rashid's areas of expertise include hypotension (low blood pressure), hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Patiala. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rashid 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 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. Mario Assouad, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Mario Assouad's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Assouad include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Assouad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Assouad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Assouad is accepting 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. 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. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Balakrishnan trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Balakrishnan 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)

Dr. Vince Thuan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Vince Nguyen is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), mitral valve disease, and heart attack. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Alvaro Francisco Zamora, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Zamora works as a family practice physician. These areas are among Dr. Zamora's clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and pap test. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zamora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Alfred Maksoud, who practices in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Maksoud's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.