We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Open Access Elect Choice near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Mail Stop #37
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman is a pediatric nephrologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. In addition to English, he speaks French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Langman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Langman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's specialty is transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Caicedo is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro works as a transplant surgeon. His clinical interests encompass kidney transplant and liver transplant. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaro obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Dr. Skaro is professionally 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, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Eldridge Bobrowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amy Bobrowski's medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Bobrowski has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), plasmapheresis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Unfortunately, Dr. Bobrowski is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, Plasmapheresis

Dr. Kavita M Hodgkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kavita Hodgkins' specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her clinical interests include kidney problems. Dr. Hodgkins is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Hodgkins is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Urinary Tract Infection

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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.

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