We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Bronze near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Nilum Rajora, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5939 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 700
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nilum Rajora practices adult nephrology. Dr. Rajora's areas of expertise include acute kidney injury (AKI), glomerulonephritis, and hemodialysis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Rajora attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Rajora takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Glomerular Diseases, Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Alan Hebert, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 875
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Hebert's specialty is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney function monitoring, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hebert graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hebert is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Kidney Function Monitoring, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Grayburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
621 North Hall Street; Suite H030
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Paul Grayburn is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Grayburn attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Grayburn include coronary angiogram, rheumatic heart disease, and shortness of breath (dyspnea). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Grayburn is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 875
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sana Ahmed is an adult nephrology specialist in Dallas, TX. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney function monitoring. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Function Monitoring, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Orna Daniel Goldwater, PhD
Specializes in Health Psychology, Counseling, Child Psychology
8215 Westchester Drive; Suite 309
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Orna Goldwater is a health psychologist, counselor, and pediatric psychologist in Dallas, TX. In her practice, Dr. Goldwater focuses on individual psychotherapy. Dr. Goldwater honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldwater (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Family Therapy Services, Weight Management, Major Depression, Individual ... (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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