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We found 13 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Lake Forest, IL.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Waukegan Road; Suite 1200
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. Ivana Ruffolo is a general internist in Lake Bluff, IL. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruffolo include hypertension (high blood pressure) and metabolic disorders. Dr. Ruffolo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Ruffolo speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Hypertension

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. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Jason Kramer's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Kramer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jason Garti's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Garti's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and physical exams. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Garti is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Physical Exams

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Waukegan Road; Suite 1200
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. John Munsell is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Munsell accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Munsell attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 Waukegan Road; Suite 1200
Lake Bluff, IL
 

Dr. Michael Levi works as a general internist. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Levi attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kopin sees patients in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is especially interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kopin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Kopin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Gali R Oren-Amit, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1777 Green Bay Road; Suite 201
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Gali Oren-Amit's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Oren-Amit's areas of expertise consist of diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Oren-Amit studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Kathryn Petrungaro sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Petrungaro's clinical interests: 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. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Petrungaro attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Anub Alex Abraham, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anub Abraham practices general internal medicine in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Abraham is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and inpatient care. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Chronic Kidney Disease, Inpatient Care

Dr. Mohan C Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mohan Abraham, who practices in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham accepts. Dr. Abraham trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Ronald J Kallen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1954 First Street; Suite 200
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Kallen's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kallen is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Kallen is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Urinalysis, Enuresis, Kidney Problems, Urinary Tract Infection

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

Dr. Tim Provias' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Dr. Provias attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pulmonary embolism, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Provias (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. 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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All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Pulmonary Embolism, Vascular Disease, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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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.