We found 15 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Berwyn, IL.

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, 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
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, 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. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6449 South Pulaski Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Razzaque is a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Razzaque include obesity. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Razzaque honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Razzaque studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for his residency. Dr. Razzaque is conversant in Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

Dr. Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6723 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. Dr. Siddiqui's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, 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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
6920 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Evyan Jawad works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and vascular medicine specialist in Countryside, IL and Berwyn, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, heart valve disease, and angioplasty. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Jawad obtained her medical school training at The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Jawad (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Aortic Valve Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Woznica include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Woznica is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kash takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran is a family medicine physician in La Grange, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Moran graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parakrama De De Silva, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4248 West 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Parakrama Silva is an internist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Silva is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Sinhala. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in La Grange, IL. Dr. Yousuf's areas of expertise include the following: gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Yousuf's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Iffat Sultana Ahmed, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
La Grange Highlands, IL
 

Dr. Iffat Ahmed's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include obesity, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Ahmed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Obesity, Cholesterol Problems, Anxiety

Dr. Crystal A Peoples, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6723 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Peoples sees patients in Berwyn, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peoples include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Peoples studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes, Stress Management

Dr. Ehtesham J Ghani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9223 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL
 

Dr. Ehtesham Ghani works as an internist in Brookfield, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghani include well woman gynecology, homeopathic treatment, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghani takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Ghani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Matthew Osceola Nora, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Nora is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Downers Grove, IL, La Grange, IL, and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nora include heart problems, electrophysiological (EP) study, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nora accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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.