We found 26 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Unicare POS near Houston, TX.

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Bernardino Flores Abaya MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Bernardino Abaya works as an organ transplant specialist and adult nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abaya honors. Dr. Abaya's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Abaya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Abaya is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Guillermo Morell is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Morell include kidney stones, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and lupus. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Morell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Amin H Karim MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Amin Karim's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Karim has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and ValueOptions, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Baylor College of Medicine and Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Karim completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

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

Dr Randall Emmett Morris MD FACC
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1631 North Loop W; Suite 520
Houston, TX

Dr. Randall Morris' medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Abdul Ali Abdellatif MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin; Suite 1201
Houston, TX

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif sees patients in Webster, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Abdellatif's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

Dr Rajnikant Kushwaha MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
One Baylor Plaza; Room 286a
Houston, TX

Dr. Rajnikant Kushwaha works as an internist. Dr. Kushwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Kushwaha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Headache, Hy ... (Read more)

Dr Akira Nishikawa MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 3000
Houston, TX

Dr. Akira Nishikawa's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nishikawa's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, heart valve disease, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After attending Keio University for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Nishikawa has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiolo ... (Read more)

Dr Namrata Sharma Goel MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
7015 Almeda Road; Suite #3
Houston, TX

Dr. Namrata Goel is an adult nephrologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Goel include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Goel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Goel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Endocrine Diseases, Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4407 Yoakum Boulevard; Suite B
Houston, TX

Dr. June Yao is a nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Yao include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yao honors. She obtained her medical school training at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Yao's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and CHI St. Luke's Health. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialy ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
6400 Fannin; Suite 3000
Houston, TX

Dr. George Li's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. Dr. Li 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 performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Li attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive Cardiolo ... (Read more)

Mrs Hema C Patel MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
18400 Katy Freeway; Suite 600, Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX

Dr. Hema Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Er ... (Read more)

Dr Abdul Jabbar Khan MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX

Dr. Abdul Khan specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Khan graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Angiogram, Diabetes, Pancreas Pro ... (Read more)

Peter Chang PHD MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.47 stars out of 5 (37 ratings)
4126 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400
Houston, TX

Dr. Peter Chang is a specialist in adult cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chang attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Preventive Care, Mitral Valv ... (Read more)

Dr George M Nassar MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. George Nassar works as an adult nephrologist. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nassar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Dr. Nassar is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Angiogram, Pancreas Problems, Hig ... (Read more)

Dr Alexander Butkevich MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Alexander Butkevich's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart transplant, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Butkevich accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Butkevich attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Butkevich's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Heart Transplant, Arrhyt ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Thomas Brennan's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Brennan's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pancreas transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brennan takes. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Brennan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Pancreas Transplant, Biliary Disord ... (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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