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James Stephen Lock, MD
(334) 745-6271
121 N 20th St Ste 3
Opelika, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Group Practice: Surgical Clinic Inc

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Center for Vein Care and Surgery
(855) 855-9533
2214 Gateway Drive, Suite C
Opelika, AL
Specialty
General Surgery and Vein Care
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School
Associated Hospitals
St. Francis, The Medical Center
Professional Memberships
ACP, ACOS, AOA

Jeffrey Derrick Manord
(205) 487-7800
255 Medical Drive
Winfield, AL
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Robert Charles Walker, MD
(256) 355-6414
1517 Blackhall Ln SE
Decatur, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Decatur General Hosp, Decatur, Al; Parkway Med Ctr Hosp, Decatur, Al
Group Practice: Surgical Associates

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Alan Joseph Berlin, MD
(334) 244-7874
303 S Ripley St
Montgomery, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr East, Montgomery, Al

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Allen Warren Lazenby, MD
(334) 745-6271
121 N 20th St Ste 3
Opelika, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: East Alabama Med Ctr, Opelika, Al
Group Practice: Surgical Clinic Inc

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Henry Alan Perry
(205) 838-3025
52 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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William Mark Scofield, MD
(205) 933-6440
2660 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Shelby Med Ctr, Alabaster, Al; St Vincents Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Jefferson & Shelby Surgical

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James K Kirklin, MD, FACC
(205) 934-3368
739 Zeigler Bldg 703 S 19th St,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Cardiology, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Everett Stone, MD
(251) 471-3544
1855 Spring Hill Ave
Mobile, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Mobile Infirmary Med Ctr, Mobile, Al; Providence Hosp, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular

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A World Under Pressure

Culture and language may divide us, but one thing that people share no matter where
they are on the globe is a propensity for developing dangerously high blood pressure.
But just because pressure is rising the world over doesn’t mean you have to jump on
this particular trend. There are natural ways to help you and your arteries keep their cool.

By Claire Sykes

February 2008

Industrialized countries are continuing to see their sedentary, fast-food-consuming populations bloat with obesity, and developing nations are picking up the bad health habits of the west. The sum of those disturbing pieces of news is a problem of global proportions.

From the Americas to Africa, the number of people with chronically high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is growing, threatening a global epidemic of cardiovascular disease. “Until recently, we thought that hypertension was a problem predominantly in North America, Western Europe and Japan. But it’s prevalent in many countries, especially those in Africa, including South Africa, and in Eastern Europe and Latin America,” says Michael Weber, MD, professor of medicine at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He also co-authored High Blood Pressure and Health Policy: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go Next, an international report released in May 2007 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

About 1 billion people in the world have high blood pressure, with 60% more expected by 2025, the report states. Just over half of the 72 million Americans with hypertension are women, who are also three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This disorder hits African Americans earlier and more seriously than any other ethnic group. Also sobering is the fact that blood pressure is excessive among 19% of kids who are, on average, 13 1/2 years old.

“We’re talking about populations around the world that have become more sedentary in their lifestyles and are consuming significantly more calories than they did a few decades ago,” says Weber. “Countries like India, Malaysia and Vietnam have become industrialized, transitioning from a fairly simple lifestyle to a highly urbanized one. As people have migrated from rural areas into cities, they eat more fast food and walk less, and their blood pressure goes up dramatically.

“Most of the measures that health experts in many countries have taken to address high blood pressure at the patient level—primarily issuing guidelines for how far blood pressure should be reduced in hypertensive patients and also recommending drugs that can help achieve these goals—haven’t been as successful as they should’ve been,” Weber continues. “The problem has been that the guidelines have often been ignored for a variety of reasons, including limited patient access to medical care, cost, indifference on the part of both patients and doctors, and the use of inexpensive older drugs that often cause side effects. It’s a serious ...

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