We found 8 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Medicare near Zephyrhills, FL.

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Dr. Beverly Deliz-Tirado, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Beverly Deliz-Tirado works as an adult nephrologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus nephritis, and glomerulonephritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deliz-Tirado takes. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Deliz-Tirado is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Medical Clinic, and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Lupus Nephritis

Dr. Sohail H Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Sohail Khan works as a nephrologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Khan attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Sara V Caceres-Cantu, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6836 Medical View Lane
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Sara Caceres' area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Caceres's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Mental Health Issues

Dr. Morayma Martinez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6836 Medical View Lane
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Morayma Martinez practices general internal medicine. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She 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. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care

Dr. Alejandro Carvallo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Carvallo's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Carvallo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Carabobo Faculty of Health Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Christopher Garcia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Garcia's specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Garcia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Skin Issues, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Mathew, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Mathew practices adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). AvMed, Viant, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathew takes. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Mathew is affiliated with Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Medical Clinic, and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

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All Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension

Dr. Luis A Melendez-Collazo, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Luis Melendez-Collazo is a medical specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Melendez-Collazo's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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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