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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 a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center's residency program. Her clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Her practice 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 practices adult nephrology in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic neuropathy. Dr. Saquib's professional affiliations include Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saquib takes. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Rajshahi Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training 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, who practices in Euless, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He speaks Navajo. Dr. Martin is especially interested in kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Martin attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Martin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin accepts. Dr. Martin has an open panel.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Parikh's clinical interests: angina, angioplasty, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He 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. Parikh has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in McKinney, TX, Sherman, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizvi attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rizvi is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Plano, TX and Gun Barrel City, TX. Dr. Choi is a graduate of The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and New York Medical College. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Choi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brochner include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.