We found 33 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Choice 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 3.0 stars out of 5. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed accepts. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Sugar Grove, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Chicago, IL. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Furey trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Furey's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Delew specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Delew's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Delew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Ross specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ross graduated from Yale School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 works as a family practitioner in Wheaton, IL. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Resurrection Medical Center. Dr. Rikert's areas of expertise include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rikert speaks Croatian and Serbian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rita Herzing's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Herzing is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pandya's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya takes. Dr. Pandya (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jon Aagaard's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and newborn care. Dr. Aagaard is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Aagaard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hasan (or staff) speaks 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. She attended Kakatiya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Edgewater Hospital for residency. Dr. Hasan is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Caroline M Wolfe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Caroline Wolfe sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wolfe has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wolfe's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Steven M Lieberman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Steven Lieberman's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Lieberman completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jordan Lee Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jordan Weinstein's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Weinstein's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heartburn, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. James W Scruggs, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Scruggs works as a general internist and geriatrician in Wheaton, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dr. Scruggs's areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scruggs is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jeffrey D Tomaszewski, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tomaszewski practices general internal medicine in Glen Ellyn, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, emphysema, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tomaszewski attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tomaszewski welcomes new patients.

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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 graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rauf include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Rauf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Rauf (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark K Isoniemi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
150 E. Willow Avenue; Suite 300
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Mark Isoniemi's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Isoniemi include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Isoniemi is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Isoniemi completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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.