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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Roy's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Burdwan Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. Dr. Roy is professionally affiliated with 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. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freihage include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freihage studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freihage trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Parag Doshi, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, 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, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aasita Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Meena Krishna specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Krishna include diabetes, pap test, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Coimbatore Medical College, she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Krishna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. 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)

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

Dr. Indu Vence's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Vence average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vence include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Bangalore University and residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Dr. Vence (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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 in Hoffman Estates, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mangurten's clinical interests include diabetes, gynecological problems, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Mangurten's residency was performed at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), electrocardiogram (EKG), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Devarapalli accepts. After completing medical school at Andhra Medical College, Dr. Devarapalli performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Devarapalli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery and transplant surgery. Before performing his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and The Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Superina attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include kidney transplant and liver transplant. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Superina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian. Dr. Superina's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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.