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!
"Katherine and her staff are the best. Always responsive and friendly. Katherine really listens to your concerns and treats the individual and not an "out of the box" treatment that is the same for everyone. She is always on time. Takes the time to have the conversation WITH you and doesn't talk AT you. I was referred to her by friends, and I continue to recommend her to others."- A.B. / Google / Nov 29, 2021
"I had my first consultation and procedure with Katherine and staff. The staff were professional from the time I was greeted at the door from the time I left Katherine’s office . I admire the professional, kindness and knowledge that was delivered to me from Katherine and staff.. I highly recommend this entity. I will definitely refer to this entity for future procedures and treatments. Thank you Katherine and staff .."- E.M. / Google / Aug 18, 2021
"Katherine Johnson is an Angel. Caring, kind, and understanding. The office staff is courteous and professional. The office is clean and beautiful."- V.M. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I love love Dr Johnson. She is amazing and makes you feel at ease. I want to make that clear! The reason that I did not give a 5 star is because of a certain staff member. When I was trying to explain my reasoning of not being able to come do a follow up....was told on the phone prior to first visit that they did take carecredit and gave a totally different copay amount, she got defensive saying how it's only 3 people blah blah blah and they don't take it. Ok. I get that. But if you let me talk and finish instead of getting defensive and interrupting. Yes, maybe the person misunderstood?? Idk, but it happened. You can say it never did but it won't change the fact that yes it did. I even showed them the number at the time of visit, which was theirs that I called hrs prior to confirm copay price when the receptionist tried to say I called a different office. I didn't make it up. But don't get ugly cause you think no one could have made a mistake on your end. Maybe she thought I said something else. Idk. Either way, I'm not mad about it. I wasn't even getting nasty on the phone. I just was telling what happened. Nothing more. So don't try to talk over me on the phone cause you don't agree and want to basically say I'm lying. I just chose this place because I heard great things about Dr Johnson, which is all true and thinking they did take it which unfortunately for me, they dont. But even the copay amount that I was told originally, ended up being twice as much as well."- A.S. / Google / Aug 05, 2021
"I found Katherine Johnson when I posted in a FB group for Moms because I knew I needed Help but had NO idea where to start. As women age we experience so many changes and Katherine is the Nancy Drew of getting to the root cause! She’s so passionate about helping others and it shows! I’m so grateful for her and her team! And I’m all about supporting local business! Thanks for everything!"- N.H. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
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
- Starting At
- Up to $110
- 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.