We found 56 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna PPO near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 230; Suite 205
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Pap Test, Pneumonia, Cholesterol Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Peter Jamison Furey, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Peter Furey sees patients in Sugar Grove, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Furey honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Furey is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Santi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Santi's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Jonathan Charles Delew, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Delew sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Delew's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Delew attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Delew's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Larson accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Larson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Michael Ian Ross, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ross is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Ross has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ross is accepting new patients. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Dejan Rikert, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
150 E. Willow Avenue; Suite 300
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Dejan Rikert's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rikert is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Resurrection Medical Center. He is conversant in Croatian and Serbian. Dr. Rikert is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jay J Seymour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jay Seymour works as a family practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Seymour average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Seymour's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Seymour graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Rita Joanne Herzing, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Rita Herzing sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Herzing at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Herzing's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Laura A Oswald, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Laura Oswald sees patients in Wheaton, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Oswald is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Oswald attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oswald accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, 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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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Christopher M Tebeau, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Tebeau's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tebeau is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tebeau is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Tebeau trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Jane Elizabeth Larsen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jane Larsen works as a family practitioner in Wheaton, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larsen include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The University of Manchester School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Newborn Care, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Jon Potter Aagaard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 210
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jon Aagaard's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aagaard include diabetes, obesity, and newborn care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aagaard accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Aagaard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Newborn Care, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
560 Belmont Lane
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan specializes in general internal medicine. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasan include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Hasan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michelle Marie Hephner, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Hephner is a Glen Ellyn, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Hephner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her training includes a residency program at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Hephner honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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.