We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Cartersville, GA.

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Dr. Muhammad Rashid Ishaque, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Muhammad Ishaque works as a nephrologist. Dr. Ishaque has indicated that his clinical interests include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney failure. His professional affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and the University of the Punjab and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ishaque (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hailu Demissachew, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Hailu Demissachew practices adult nephrology in Cartersville, GA and Rome, GA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demissachew attended the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Demissachew (or staff) speaks Amharic, German, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Harbin Clinic.

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All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure, Dialysis

Dr. Srinadh Reddy Palacharla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Srinadh Palacharla is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Palacharla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Palacharla's areas of expertise include the following: renal vascular disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare, Harbin Clinic, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. After completing medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College, he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Mary Barfield, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
970 Joe Frank Harris Parkway; Suite 100
Catersville, GA
 

Dr. Mary Barfield specializes in family medicine. She graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Florida Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barfield include diabetes and well woman care. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CHAMPVA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barfield is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Annual Gynecological Exam, Diabetes

Christopher Inhulsen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
970 Joe Frank Harris Parkway; Suite 100
Catersville, GA
 

Dr. Christopher Inhulsen works as a general internist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Inhulsen include heart problems and internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Inhulsen studied medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Inhulsen's training includes a residency program at Medical Center of Central Georgia. He is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Internal Medicine

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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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