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We found 32 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'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. 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. 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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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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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. 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)

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

Dr. Caroline Wolfe works as a general internist in Glen Ellyn, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolfe honors. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jon Aagaard sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Aagaard is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mohammed Shujauddin Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2340 South Highland Avenue; #160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed sees patients in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: acute kidney injury (AKI), hypertension (high blood pressure), and urinary tract infection (UTI). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Midwestern University. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Steven Lieberman is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Winfield, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Lieberman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, 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. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Weinstein's residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Heartburn, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Stress Management

Dr. Stephen L Pierson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Pierson works as a general internist. Dr. Pierson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Dizziness, Hypertension, Migraine, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Scruggs is an internist and geriatrician in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Scruggs's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include 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, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Tomaszewski sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, emphysema, and heart problems. Dr. Tomaszewski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tomaszewski accepts. Dr. Tomaszewski graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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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.