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We found 10 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept PHCS PPO near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2101 S Arlington Heights Road; Suite 155
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Debjani Roy works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Roy include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Roy honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Burdwan Medical College. Dr. Roy's medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. She speaks Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Echocardiogram

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Freihage is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
812 E. Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. The average patient rating for Dr. Doshi is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh is an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer screening, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Dr. Parikh performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
804 E Woodfield Road; #300
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Cardiac Ablation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
800 East Woodfield Road; Suite 101
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Indu Vence is a family practice physician in Schaumburg, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vence include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vence is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vence accepts. Before performing her residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Dr. Vence attended Bangalore University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Vence (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Moles, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Biopsy, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Ramalingam Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
236 East Northwest Highway; Suite B
Palatine, IL
 

Dr. Meena Krishna practices general internal medicine in Hoffman Estates, IL and Palatine, IL. Dr. Krishna studied medicine at Coimbatore Medical College. She trained at Westlake Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Krishna is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Sheldon Mangurten, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
990 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 310
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Howard Mangurten practices general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. Dr. Mangurten is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Mangurten attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Mangurten is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Gynecological Problems, Asthma

Dr. Heyer Cp Devarapalli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1635 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 203
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Heyer Devarapalli sees patients in Des Plaines, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Devarapalli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Devarapalli's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), electrocardiogram (EKG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and a graduate of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, High Cholesterol

Dr. Riccardo A Superina, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Riccardo Superina works as a pediatric general surgeon and transplant surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Superina's clinical interests: kidney transplant and liver transplant. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Superina honors. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Superina has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Superina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Kidney Problems, Transplant ... (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.