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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Medicare near Weatherford, TX.

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

Dr. Dennis Doan practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Doan include aortic valve regurgitation, renal angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Doan is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He 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. Dr. Doan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malik include pericarditis, syncope (fainting), and aortic valve disease. Dr. Malik is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After completing medical school at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He 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. Malik has an open panel.

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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 physician in Weatherford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patients rated him 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. Dr. Hornell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hornell accepts. 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 an adult nephrology specialist. She has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Before completing her residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Holt attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holt honors.

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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.