We found 12 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana PPO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Peter Jamison Furey, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2525 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Furey's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Furey graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Preventive Care, Anxiety

Dr. Marie Ellen Corcoran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3201 S Wallace Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marie Corcoran's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Corcoran's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and heart problems. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Corcoran has an open panel.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Razzaque is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Razzaque's clinical interests include obesity. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Razzaque's medical residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, he speaks Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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. Ronald J Kallen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
2300 N Childrens Plaza
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kallen's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kallen takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Urinalysis, Enuresis, Kidney Problems, Urinary Tract Infection

Dr. Delphine Robotham Robotham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Delphine Nelson works as a pediatric nephrologist. Dr. Nelson's clinical interests include acute kidney injury (AKI), glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Unfortunately, Dr. Nelson is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, ... (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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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, Plasmapheresis

Dr. Riccardo A Superina, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Riccardo Superina sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Evanston, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Superina (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. In Dr. Superina's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney transplant and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Superina trained at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal and The Hospital for Sick Children. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Debora Matossian, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Debora Matossian's medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Matossian's clinical interests encompass kidney problems. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. For her professional training, Dr. Matossian completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Matossian's professional 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)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (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.

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