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We found 9 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana POS near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3228 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Razzaque specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Razzaque is conversant in Bengali. Clinical interests for Dr. Razzaque include obesity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Razzaque completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abraham Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas' medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Thomas performed his residency at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Malay and Malayalam.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Joyce Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10961 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joyce Chen is a family practitioner. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Parakrama De De Silva, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4248 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Parakrama Silva is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Silva is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Sinhala. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Hugh R Savage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hugh Savage is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Savage's clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Savage average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Savage graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Savage (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Savage is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Kimberly Leona Johnson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
736 West 95th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Johnson's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and weight management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Johnson attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Johnson welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes

Dr. Zafar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13755 Cicero Avenue
Crestwood, IL
 

Dr. Zafar Ahmed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and Sir Salimullah Medical College and then he performed his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Bengali. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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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.