We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana POS near Evergreen Park, IL.

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

Dr. Mohammad Razzaque works as a general internist in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Razzaque studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. His areas of expertise include obesity. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Razzaque takes. Dr. Razzaque speaks Bengali. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

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

Dr. Priya Raju is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Raju is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Dr. Raju's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Edmund Vizinas works as an internist. He is conversant in Lithuanian. His areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vizinas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Abraham Thomas is an adult nephrology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL, Alsip, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Dr. Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and performed his residency at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks Malay and Malayalam. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Hugh Savage, who practices in Chicago Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Savage's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Sinai Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Savage is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Savage attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Savage (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease

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

Dr. Zafar Ahmed sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL and Crestwood, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Bengali. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Westlake Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and Sir Salimullah Medical College. He honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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

Dr. Parakrama De Silva specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Silva welcomes new patients. He graduated from Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Sinhala.

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

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