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We found 10 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Interplan PPO near Pearland, TX.

Dr. Mehreen Sohban Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
12811 Beamer Road
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Khan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from Dow Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Porter-Tucci has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter-Tucci takes. Dr. Porter-Tucci graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Porter-Tucci completed a residency program at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupali Narendra Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rupali Kadakia sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kadakia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Kadakia attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. Dr. Kadakia has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Su-Min Min Chang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Su-Min Chang is an adult cardiologist and internist. Patients rated Dr. Chang highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Murdoch Pratt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8520 W. Broadway; Suite 230
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Craig Pratt's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Pratt is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pratt attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Adolfa Quinones, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Quinones' specialty is adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Quinones is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quinones takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Quinones's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen works as an internist and general pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gerteisen's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Gerteisen graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Melita Palasi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Maria Palasi is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Palasi's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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 her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Branka G Kosarac, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Branka Kosarac specializes in family medicine and practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kosarac's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kosarac's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Preventive Care, Anxiety, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Kimberly Newsome Newsome, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Sims specializes in general internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sims's areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sims accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care

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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.