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We found 8 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Aslam (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His clinical interests include 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. He obtained his medical school training at Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Aslam accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
27720-a Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is an adult nephrology specialist. His areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Foley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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

Dr. Michael Casagrande's areas of specialization are family medicine and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Casagrande average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Casagrande welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Before completing his residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Amine attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Amine takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Amine's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mustafa Mandviwala is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Mandviwala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mandviwala is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dairywala include renal angioplasty, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dairywala is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Dr. Dairywala attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Dairywala welcomes 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jafri graduated from Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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.