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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4102 Woodlawn; Suite 110
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Balakrishnan's areas of expertise include the following: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. 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. Dr. Balakrishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Melissa Montoya Celi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Medical Plaza 3; 1801 North Loop West, Suite 30
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Celi is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Celi takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Sports Physicals, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4802 E Sam Houston Parkway S; Suite 150
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Durga Sunkara works as an internist in Pasadena, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, Dr. Sunkara performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Loss, Physical Exams, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
7219 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 180
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Madhumita Banga is a family practice physician. Dr. Banga's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and pap test. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Banga is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Pap Test, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Anemia, Asthma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5125 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Zuckerbrod's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Zuckerbrod highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

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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.