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We found 20 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Medicare Advantage near Downers Grove, IL.

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

Dr. Jonathan Delew is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Delew's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Delew is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dejan Rikert works as a family medicine practitioner in Wheaton, IL. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Resurrection Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Rikert's clinical interests: diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Rikert accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian and Serbian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Ross practices adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ross welcomes new patients.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Herzing's clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Herzing attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Caroline Wolfe works as an internist. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wolfe include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wolfe graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nausheen Hasan specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Carol Stream, IL. She graduated from Kakatiya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Edgewater Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hasan include diabetes, emphysema, and heartburn. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Hasan is accepting new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lieberman include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Lieberman attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Weinstein takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Weinstein trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting 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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dr. Scruggs's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scruggs takes. 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's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, emphysema, and heart problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tomaszewski obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Tomaszewski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Isoniemi works as a family practitioner. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. Dr. Isoniemi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Isoniemi is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kungl's clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Kungl is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Kungl attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Kungl is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Pierson's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Pierson's areas of expertise include diabetes, dizziness, and migraine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Blaise Pace, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
560 Belmont Lane
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. John Pace works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Pace has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pace include diabetes, acne, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Dr. Pace attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Dr. Rosanne J Browne, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
150 E. Willow Avenue; Suite 300
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Rosanne Browne is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Browne graduated from the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health and then she performed her residency at Resurrection Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 230; Suite 205
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Lombard, IL, Glendale Heights, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Ahmed's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include 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. Dr. Ahmed takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westlake Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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

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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.