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We found 9 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Plano, TX.

Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is an adult nephrologist in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Peking University Health Science Center. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 835
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Rehana Saquib is an adult nephrology specialist in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Saquib's clinical interests include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic neuropathy. She is affiliated with Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Saquib attended Rajshahi Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetic Neuropathy, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems

Dr. David Raymond Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
601 Westpark Way; Suite B
Euless, TX
 

Dr. David Martin sees patients in Euless, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Arlington, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for 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 Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Martin attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is conversant in Navajo. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Martin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Biren H Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2821 East President George Bush Hig; Suite 506
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Biren Parikh works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran A Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Dr. Rizvi's professional affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rizvi takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Frisco, TX, Plano, TX, and Friso, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. Dr. Kalidindi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalidindi takes. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Kalidindi attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. You Suk S Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3420 K Ave 305
Plano, TX
 

Dr. You Choi works as an adult endocrinologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Choi is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Choi graduated from The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Michelle Larisse Brochner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Brochner's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Brochner is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Patient ratings for Dr. Brochner average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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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.