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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna HMO near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jeffrey David Kopin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 201
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin works as an internist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kopin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Kathryn Mackenzie Petrungaro, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Petrungaro attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Petrungaro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1777 Green Bay Road; Suite 201
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit is an internist. Dr. Oren-Amit's clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Oren-Amit attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Oren-Amit has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Tim S Provias, MPH, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tim Provias works as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provias include hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Provias attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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.