We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Sun City Center, FL.

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Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sayad's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sayad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Sayad's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoshedar P Tamboli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, cardiac electrophysiological study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamboli takes. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Tamboli's training includes residency programs at Weiss Memorial Hospital and Sassoon General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Hypertension, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Internal Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi A Matar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Fadi Matar works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is conversant in Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, angina, and angioplasty. Dr. Matar's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Matar's residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Stent, Atherosclerosis, Electrocardiogram, Mitral ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Dewhurst, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Dewhurst's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart valve disease and pacemaker implantation. Dr. Dewhurst takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Dewhurst speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Valve Disease, Pacemaker Implantation

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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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