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William Ford Simpson
(205) 759-5640
701 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Ronald Terry Olivet, MD
(205) 759-4228
1814 Northridge Rd
Tuscaloosa, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: D C H Reg Med Ctr, Tuscaloosa, Al
Group Practice: Thoracic & Cardiovascular

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Howard S Walker III, MD
(215) 433-0404
3715 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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John Raymond Kingsley
(205) 823-0151
700 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL
Specialty
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

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William K Garretson, DO
(251) 943-8033
825 N Alston St
Foley, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: North Baldwin Hosp, Bay Minette, Al; South Baldwin Reg Med Ctr, Foley, Al

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Barry Douglas Newsom, MD
(205) 759-4228
701 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: D C H Reg Med Ctr, Tuscaloosa, Al; Northport Hosp -D C H, Northport, Al
Group Practice: Thoracic & Cardiovascular

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Fernando Erazo Alegria, MD
(334) 289-3755
PO Box 500
Demopolis, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Pontificia Univ Javeriana, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert W Heidepriem
(205) 939-0707
817 Princeton Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Vascular Surgery

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Douglas L Rollins Jr, MD
(205) 838-3047
52 Medical Park Dr E
Birmingham, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center East, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Rollins Miles & Schmitt

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Fred Sims Stucky III, MD
(256) 265-7480
420 Lowell Dr SE Ste 500
Huntsville, AL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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