What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common medical condition among patients of all ages. It occurs when the force of blood flowing through your heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries intensifies due to a narrowing of blood vessels or from other factors. When this pressure increases, it can damage these tissues and impair blood flow throughout your body. Without care, hypertension may lead to heart problems, stroke, and other serious health concerns. Experienced family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson has helped many Frisco, TX patients better manage their high blood pressure and general health. To schedule a blood pressure screening, please call our office today!
"I cannot recommend this office and this team more. Katherine and her team are just phenomenal. I was very impressed with the personal attention, professionalism, and level of care that she took to fully understand my needs, describe the procedure needed nd educate me on options, and all the while keep me completely comfortable throughout. I will certainly be coming back and would unequivocally recommend her practice to anyone."- A.U. / Google / May 12, 2023
"Cat Stanworth is amazing! I’ve been seeing her for years and she is always pleasant, personable, knowledgeable, and makes you feel comfortable each visit. I needed to add on after meeting Katherine and Lacy as well. So nice, helpful, felt very comfortable and cared for! Overall great place!"- A.H. / Google / Nov 26, 2022
"Seriously would not go anywhere else. Katherine Johnson actually pays attention to symptoms, patient records, and listens to her patients. SHE was the one who asked me if I’d been getting routine scans and sent me for one - the one in which we discovered my thyroid cancer had returned. Not my specialist. SHE was the one who was able to balance my medications post surgery and proved my Endocrinologist wrong, more than once. I have energy again, I can focus, and I actually lost weight instead of gained after having a complete thyroid removal. She is the best of the best!"- T.A. / Google / Nov 03, 2022
"I love seeing Mylisa and the staff. They are always so happy and are eager to greet you."- C.P. / Google / Oct 25, 2022
"I’ve been seeing Katherine for a while and greatly appreciate her level of care of listening. She has never shamed me, or talked down to me. I’ve recently expanded my care with her by getting Botox and fillers with her. I definitely made the right choice by choosing her - so happy with my results! I’ve also seen Cat at her office for PicoSure laser. Best choice ever! I have the complexion I thought I could only dream about! Highly recommend Johnson Family Medical!!"- K.W. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
How Is High Blood Pressure Treated?
High blood pressure may be common, but it is treatable in most cases. While shortness of breath and headaches can be indications of hypertension, the majority of individuals with high blood pressure show no outward signs or symptoms. A wide range of factors may cause high blood pressure, including smoking, obesity, poor diet, stress, certain medications, and health issues, like thyroid problems and sleep apnea. After diagnosing hypertension, Katherine can talk with you about your options for managing your blood pressure. Treatments for hypertension may include lifestyle changes and blood pressure medications.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 30 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 4-6 weeks
Lower Blood Pressure for Better Health
Many people have high blood pressure, yet are completely unaware. Katherine and our team at Johnson Family Medical encourage all patients to have routine blood pressure screenings. We offer expert care to help lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, and improve your overall health. To schedule an in-person or telehealth visit at our Frisco, TX practice, or to learn more about the insurances and Medicare plans we accept, please reach out to our friendly team today.