We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near College Station, TX.

Dr. Laneece Delaine Marley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Laneece Marley's area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Marley is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Hypertension

Dr. Judson Malcome Severson, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Judson Severson specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Houston, TX, College Station, TX, and Brenham, TX. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Severson is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Severson is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Roque Villarreal II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Roque Villarreal is a family medicine physician in College Station, TX and Bryan, TX. Dr. Villarreal obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at JPS Health Network. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Medication

Dr. Ashish Virendra Banker, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Banker, who practices in Houston, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Banker attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York at Binghamton University and Dr. Dominick Artuso Medical Scholarship, State University of New York at Binghamton University. Dr. Banker (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Sports Health, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmias

Dr. Faris Q Hashim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Faris Hashim's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Hashim speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hashim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hashim include: Customer service is key award (CSK), UFHealth Shands, Gainesville, FL; Awarded grant for poster presentation in NKF meeting, Orlando, FL; and Awarded fellow grant for RRI conference.

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All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (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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