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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Weatherford, TX.

Dr. Dennis Phuong Doan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Doan is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doan attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Doan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
941 Hilltop
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Amir Malik's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Malik's areas of expertise include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His education and training includes medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Malik accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Carotid Artery Stenting, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
804 Santa Fe Srive; Suite 102
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Allen Hornell is a family medicine practitioner in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patients rated Dr. Hornell highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hornell include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2025 Fort Worth Highway; Suite 200
Weatherford, TX
 

Dr. Shea Holt is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holt include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Holt graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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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.