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We found 41 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Uday Mohan Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla specializes in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Khosla's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khosla's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupal S Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Rupal Patel is an adult nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clyde Donald Ford Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. C. Ford's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ford average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ford studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1235 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hirani's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirani accepts. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Namrata Sharma Sharma Goel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Namrata Goel specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Goel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Dr. Spencer Henry Su, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Spencer Su's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypotension (low blood pressure), kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Su's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Nutrition Issues, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elzbieta Janina Baranowska Daca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Elzbieta Baranowska-Daca's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney stones, anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baranowska-Daca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Medical University of Lublin. Dr. Baranowska-Daca is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Lupus, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Titus Kofi Venyah, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
16701 Creek Bend Drive; #500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Titus Venyah is a physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Venyah has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venyah include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Venyah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Genesys Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Bhagwat Purushottam Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creekwood Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel works as an internist in Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jerry Yeou-Yu Tsao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
7850 Parkwood Circle Drive; Ste A-6
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Tsao works as a family medicine physician and geriatrician in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsao is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Breast Cancer

Dr. Aman Ali Jafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aman Jafar is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and anemia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jafar honors. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jafar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Hypotension, Anemia, Hay Fever

Dr. Peter Chang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang specializes in adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chang's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, 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. Chang honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Samir Sahai is a nephrologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sahai honors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sahai's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Vasculitis, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Louis McClendon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Family Practice of Fort Bend; 14825 Sw Parkway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert McClendon practices family medicine. Dr. McClendon has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClendon takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Dr. McClendon is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Spinal Pain, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hanh Hoang Truong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; #340
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hanh Truong practices general internal medicine in Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include warts, depression, and moles. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Truong studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Truong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Priti Suresh Jadav, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav is an internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jadav include menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav accepts. Dr. Jadav welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.