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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Unicare HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 Spalding Drive; Suite 410
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya practices adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Pandya is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Anis Abdul Rauf, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
396 Remington Boulevard; #140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Anis Rauf, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Rauf's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rauf (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Shujauddin Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed is a nephrologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. His areas of expertise include acute kidney injury (AKI), hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Blood Pressure Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul practices family medicine in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Dr. Stamatis A Dimitropoulos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8110 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Stamatis Dimitropoulos works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and varicose veins. Dr. Dimitropoulos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Dimitropoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Serbo-Croatian. 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)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Anatoly Gorovits, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
550 E Boughton Road; Suite #140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Anatoly Gorovits' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Gorovits (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Gorovits is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Gorovits attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Suneel Mahendra Udani, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 140
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suneel Udani specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Udani's areas of clinical interest consist of acute kidney injury (AKI) and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension

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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.