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We found 11 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 practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Houston, TX. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. She is accepting 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 is a family practitioner. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Dr. Porter-Tucci takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land, Dr. Porter-Tucci attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Craig Pratt's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Pratt attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pratt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart ... (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. Dr. Kadakia is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is 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. Kadakia takes. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. She trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 works as an adult cardiologist and general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (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 pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerteisen include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Gerteisen is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Miguel Quinones specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quinones include hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. Quinones accepts. Dr. Quinones studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Quinones welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mahendra G Jain, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Mahendra Jain's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Patients gave Dr. Jain an average rating of 5.0 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. Jain takes. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Maria Palasi specializes in family medicine and practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Palasi 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. Palasi takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kosarac performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Kosarac include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kosarac is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sims include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Sims is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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.