We found 8 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr Robert L Barrett MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
3114 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL

Dr. Robert Barrett practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Barrett is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pulmonary valve disease, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Barrett is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Dr Johnson Massey MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2900 17th Street; Suite 5
Saint Cloud, FL

Dr. Johnson Massey works as a cardiologist. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Massey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Punjab Medical College and King Edward Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Vernon Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Obesity, Aortic A ... (Read more)

Dr Muhammad A Hizkil MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL

Dr. Muhammad Hizkil specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hizkil include hepatitis, restless leg syndrome, and physical exams. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hizkil takes. Dr. Hizkil (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable Bo ... (Read more)

Dr Patrick W Fisher DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2900 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL

Dr. Patrick Fisher sees patients in Saint Cloud, FL and Winter Park, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic A ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL

Dr. Sanjay Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include hepatitis, restless leg syndrome, and physical exams. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of PinnacleHealth's residency program. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable Bo ... (Read more)

Dr Ernest Chung MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3008 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL

Dr. Ernest Chung specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Saint Cloud, FL. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Chung is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Chung trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Khurram Moin MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3102 17th Street; Suite 214
Saint Cloud, FL

Dr. Khurram Moin is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Moin attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, pulmonary valve disease, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Moin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moin (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Pulmonar ... (Read more)

Dr Muhammad Amir Khan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3505 Progress Lane
Saint Cloud, FL

Dr. Muhammad Khan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include hepatitis, restless leg syndrome, and physical exams. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Irritable Bo ... (Read more)

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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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