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' medical specialty is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. His areas of expertise include heartburn, depression, and newborn care. Patients gave Dr. Rojas an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rojas is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rojas welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Lisa Rondeau's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Rondeau is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rondeau welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mohammad Zahid practices adult nephrology in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Fox River Grove, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Zahid is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Zahid is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Centegra Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Zahid attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Zahid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Neha Parikh's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive care. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Parikh welcomes 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. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Malley include gynecological problems, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Malley accepts. Dr. O'Malley attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Resurrection Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, Delnor Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Aasita Patel's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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

Dr. Edwin Espinosa specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Bartlett, IL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Espinosa's clinical interests: diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Espinosa attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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

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. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Catching is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group and Delnor Hospital. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Catching is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks specializes in family medicine and practices in Bartlett, IL. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Fredericks studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fredericks trained at West Suburban Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fredericks accepts. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ruchi Sood is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Sood is a graduate of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Fairview Hospital's residency program. She has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sood (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Maricruz Pajares practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pajares include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pajares is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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.

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