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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Ahmad Adnan Aslam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
308 Holderrieth Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ahmad Aslam works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aslam attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Aslam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Maged Answer Amine, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Maged Amine is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Dr. Amine's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands 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. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Amine attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nathani is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nathani completed residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Dr. Ismail Taherali Dairywala, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Ismail Dairywala is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Dairywala's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Synergy Medical Education Alliance for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dairywala 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Irfan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Irfan works as a general internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Irfan include knee problems, mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Irfan's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Dr. Fehmida Vejlani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
721 James Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Fehmida Vejlani works as a general internist. Dr. Vejlani's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), depression, and ulcers. She is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Vejlani attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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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.