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We found 55 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 specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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; #206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Peter Furey is a general internist. Dr. Furey attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Wheaton, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Santi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delew is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Delew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Beth Larson specializes in family medicine. Dr. Larson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Nausheen Hasan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Hasan's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Hasan graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Epilepsy, Asthma, Heartburn, Acne, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dejan Rikert specializes in family medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rikert's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University and residency at Resurrection Medical Center. He is conversant in Croatian and Serbian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Manipulation, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Seymour practices family medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seymour accepts. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Seymour is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ross specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Winfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Rita Herzing's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herzing's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Herzing obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. Dr. Oswald has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oswald takes. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Oswald is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin K Pandya, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Pandya sees patients in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandya include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Tebeau takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jane Larsen's area of specialization is family medicine. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of The University of Manchester School of Medicine. Dr. Larsen is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Marie Ellen Corcoran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Marie Corcoran's medical specialty is family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Corcoran accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Corcoran graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Anis Abdul Rauf, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Anis Rauf sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Rauf takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rauf (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Rauf is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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