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Dr. Jun Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Coit Road; Suite 301 Pavillion One
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jun Chen is a specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA), and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Srivasa B Chebrolu, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
401 Coit Road; Suite 301
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Srivasa Chebrolu is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Chebrolu obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chebrolu (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and North Texas Kidney Disease Associates (NTKDA). Dr. Chebrolu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
8000 Warren Parkway; Suite 104, Building 1
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and residency at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Michelle L Brochner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5893 Noble Oak Lane
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Brochner is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brochner is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Brochner include diabetes, glaucoma, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Brochner is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Eye Problems

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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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