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We found 11 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Raymond Rojas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Rojas works as a family practitioner in Bartlett, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rojas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rojas include heartburn, depression, and newborn care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojas takes. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rojas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rojas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Lisa M Rondeau, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rondeau practices family medicine. Dr. Rondeau has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rondeau attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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

Dr. Neha R Parikh, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Neha Parikh's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parikh's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Parikh trained at MacNeal Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh honors. Dr. Parikh is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care

Dr. Daniel C OMalley, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Daniel O'Malley specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. O'Malley honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. O'Malley attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Karen C Catching, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1600 N Randall Road
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Karen Catching specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Catching include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Catching's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Her training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Catching is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jennifer S Fredericks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste A
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fredericks studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Fredericks include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fredericks honors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Edwin V Espinosa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Edwin Espinosa sees patients in Bartlett, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Espinosa is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Espinosa average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Espinosa's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mohammad Zahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1530 N Randall Road; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Zahid is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Zahid (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Zahid attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
915 Center Street; #2002
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1750 N Randall Road; Suite 250
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Ruchi Sood is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Sood (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sood is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. After attending Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Rajiv Gandhi Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Fairview Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Maricruz Jackeline Pajares, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
304 Bartlett Avenue
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Maricruz Pajares' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Pajares is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Resurrection Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pajares speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

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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.