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' area of specialization is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heartburn, depression, and newborn care. Dr. Rojas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rojas's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rojas is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Lisa Rondeau's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Rondeau is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rondeau is open to new patients.

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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. She is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. In Dr. Parikh's practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and preventive care. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. O'Malley is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. O'Malley attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Catching average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Catching has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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

Dr. Jennifer Fredericks' area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fredericks include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Fredericks takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Fredericks attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fredericks is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edwin Espinosa works as an internist and pediatrician. Dr. Espinosa attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Espinosa is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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) is conversant in Urdu and Punjabi. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Zahid average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zahid takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as 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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel 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's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ruchi Sood is a nephrologist in Crystal Lake, IL, Elgin, IL, and Rockford, IL. Dr. Sood (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sood include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sood's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She is a graduate of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Rajiv Gandhi Medical College. She completed her residency training at Fairview Hospital. Dr. Sood is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Maricruz Pajares specializes in family medicine and practices in Bartlett, IL and Chicago, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Pajares is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Resurrection Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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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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