We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Accountable Health Plans near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Richard James Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
600 East Houston/croley Center
Cleveland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Foley is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise include diabetes, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foley is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Bernardino Flores Abaya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardino Abaya's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Abaya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Abaya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Lupus, High Cholesterol, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Amin H Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amin Karim practices adult cardiology. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Karim trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Karim a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Karim's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
5711 Almeda
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerardo Bueso's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bueso's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anemia, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Bueso attended medical school at the University of Siena Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bueso (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Bueso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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