We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Choice near Johns Creek, GA.

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Suresh R. Gudur MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3.78 Average rating 3.78 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: Hall Court, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dr. Dharmaraj Halligouda Patil M.D.
Specializes in Primary Care, Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (59 ratings)
Address: 11379 Southbridge Pwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dr. John Attokaren M.D.
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 11600 Atlantis Place, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary hypertension
Mr. Jinahn Kim M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3400 McClure Bridge Road, Duluth, GA
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
"He isn't the most ideal doctor to go to when you have a problem concerning your body. He prescribed the same medicine to everyone and doesn't consider the fact that some people might have organ problems and will make those organs worse with the medications presecribed. For example, my grandfather has chronic kidney disease but they failed to diagnosis that plus gave him blood pressure medicine that affects the kidneys. Yes my grandfather is old but he is still living so they should treat him with care. The facility gives off a vibe that they only care about making as much money as possible especially from seniors as it is geriatric facility. If you want a proper diagnosis, this place isn't the right place for you. "
January 24, 2018
Ranjan Paul MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease, Primary Care
3.84 Average rating 3.84 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 4355 Johns Creek Pwy, Suwanee, GA 30024
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
Anjali C. Dua M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
3.19 Average rating 3.19 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 5965 Whitestone Lane, Suwanee, GA 30024
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dr. Anila Qidwai MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2.7 Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 6325 Hospital Pwy, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure)
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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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