We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near Tomball, TX.

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

Dr. Ahmad Aslam is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Aslam's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and ablation. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Aslam attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Aslam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Peripheral ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casagrande include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Casagrande is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Foley's specialty is adult nephrology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Foley completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nathani accepts. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mustafa Mandviwala specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Mandviwala's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Mandviwala an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Adnan Zia Jafri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1015 W Main Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Jafri's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Jafri honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.

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