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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 works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vizinas include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Vizinas is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Lithuanian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as a general internist in Evergreen Park, IL and Chicago, IL. He speaks Bengali. In his practice, Dr. Razzaque focuses on obesity. Dr. Razzaque is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Razzaque attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Razzaque is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Raju (or staff) is conversant in Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Dr. Raju's areas of expertise include the following: lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raju's practice is open to new patients.

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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' specialty is adult nephrology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his residency, Dr. Thomas trained at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Malay and Malayalam. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Joyce Chen's specialty is family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chen's medical residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Silva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Japanese and Sinhala. He is accepting 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 specializes in adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. Dr. Savage honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Savage (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and weight management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Johnson attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients.

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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.