We found 56 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Platinum HMO 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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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. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi is an internist and pediatrician. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Santi's medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Beth Larson works as a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Larson attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Larson speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Jay Seymour works as a family practice physician. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Seymour honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Seymour's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Seymour is open to new patients.

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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'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. 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. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Oswald's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), newborn care, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oswald honors. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at MacNeal Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Oswald is accepting 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 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. Christopher M Tebeau, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 206
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Tebeau is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Tebeau's clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Tebeau 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 family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Hephner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hephner accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Douglas A Ambler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Ambler is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ambler is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ambler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. John Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baird include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Baird completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sean M Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1019 School Street
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Sean Cahill is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Cahill has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Cahill is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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.