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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Razzaque has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He is conversant in Bengali. Dr. Razzaque is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

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

Dr. Edmund Vizinas is a general internist in Chicago, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vizinas include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas speaks Lithuanian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as a nephrologist in Evergreen Park, IL, Alsip, IL, and Orland Park, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks Malay and Malayalam. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Priya Raju sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Raju is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She is open to new patients.

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

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. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Savage completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Savage is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Savage (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Savage is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general internist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. Dr. Ahmed attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and Sir Salimullah Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Westlake Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bengali. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 Silva is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Silva obtained his medical school training at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. 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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