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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Tomball, TX.

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

Dr. Ahmad Aslam practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Aslam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Aslam attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aslam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Arrhythmias, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande practices family medicine and sleep medicine in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Casagrande takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ulcers, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maged Amine practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Amine include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Amine is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Amine completed his residency training at UPMC Shadyside.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Imran Nathani is an internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathani average 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mustafa Sajjad Mandviwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
13406 Medical Complex Drive; #110
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Mandviwala is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Mandviwala's areas of expertise include 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. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mandviwala accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ismail Dairywala works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. Dairywala takes. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Dairywala's medical residency was performed at Synergy Medical Education Alliance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Dairywala 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. Adnan Zia Jafri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1015 W Main Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Jafri practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafri include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jafri is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Jafri is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.