We found 22 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare EPO 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. Clinical interests 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. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Khan 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. Wanda Patrick Spuhler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1111 S Friendswood Drive; Suite 103
Friendswood, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Spuhler is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Spuhler average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Spuhler graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maqsood Javed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 185
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Maqsood Javed practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Javed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is a graduate of Punjab Medical College and Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Javed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Asthma, Employment Issues

Dr. Palur V Balakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2211 E Broadway Street
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and Madras Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balakrishnan include high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Balakrishnan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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. Bich Vinh Nguyen Vu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10904 Scarsdale Boulevard; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Van Nguyen's medical specialty is family medicine. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care, Chronic Illness

Dr. Manohar M Alloju, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, General Internal Medicine
12549 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Manohar Alloju practices emergency medicine and general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Alloju attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and flu shot. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alloju takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Rupali Kadakia is a family medicine practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadakia include pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Kadakia is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land for residency. Dr. Kadakia is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci works as a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter-Tucci include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porter-Tucci accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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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. 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 general internist. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Robert Edwin Prangle, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13310 Beamer Road; Suite G
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Prangle is a family practice physician. Dr. Prangle's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prangle accepts. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Employment Issues, Stress Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Howard Roosth, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, General Internal Medicine
3322 E Walnut; Suite 106
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Roosth specializes in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roosth is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Roosth's medical residency was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Premenstrual Syndrome, Pain Management

Dr. Mary Anne Campbell Fox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10950 Resource Parkway; Suite A
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Campbell-Fox is a family practitioner in Houston, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Campbell-Fox is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Weight Management, Holistic Medicine, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukesh Ravjibhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
11920 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 280
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mukesh Patel works as a general practitioner and general internist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lung problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Medical College Baroda. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes

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

Dr. Craig Pratt practices adult cardiology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pratt is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Miguel Adolfa Quinones, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 111
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Quinones' area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Quinones a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Quinones is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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, Atherosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joyce Mai Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8511 S Sam Houston Parkway E; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joyce Thompson works as a general internist and geriatrician in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson takes. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.