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. Dr. Ahmed attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westlake Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). 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 honors. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dejan Rikert is a family practitioner. Before completing his residency at Resurrection Medical Center, Dr. Rikert attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rikert's areas of expertise include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rikert speaks Croatian and Serbian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Rita Herzing is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Herzing include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herzing accepts. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Herzing is accepting new patients.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and newborn care. Dr. Aagaard is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Aagaard a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anis Rauf is a specialist in adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Rauf attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rauf (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally 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. Nausheen Hasan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
560 Belmont Lane
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Nausheen Hasan practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasan include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. Dr. Hasan takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and residency at Edgewater Hospital. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wolfe is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and glomerulonephritis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Pandya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include 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. James W Scruggs, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Scruggs is a general internist and geriatrician in Wheaton, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Scruggs include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scruggs is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Edgar S Carell, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
908 North Elm Street; 4th Floor
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Edgar Carell is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He works in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Carell attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and heart valve disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Carell is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Stent, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Lieberman practices adult cardiology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Lieberman's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Lieberman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to 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 specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinstein include heartburn, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jonathan C 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. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). On average, patients gave Dr. Delew a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Ross, who practices in Winfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ross graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ross's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Isoniemi takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Isoniemi's medical residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital.

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Dr. Mary Eileen Kungl, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Mary Kungl specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kungl is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kungl graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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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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