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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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Carrollton, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chen's clinical interests: 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 takes. She attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at Peking University Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She is open to 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 a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic neuropathy. She is affiliated with Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Saquib is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Saquib graduated from Rajshahi Medical College and then she performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas.

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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 is a nephrologist in Euless, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Bedford, TX. In his practice, Dr. Martin focuses on kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Navajo. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is an in-network provider 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 foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College. He trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. Dr. Kalidindi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stents, Transient ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kamran Rizvi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Rizvi has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rizvi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. You Choi's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. The average patient rating for Dr. Choi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choi include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Choi studied medicine at 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Brochner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brochner's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Brochner is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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.