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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Libertyville, IL.

Dr. Mohina Gupta, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1870 W Winchester Road; Suite 248
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Mohina Gupta's area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and preventive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta accepts. She is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Gupta attended GSVM Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Geriatrics
1272 American Way
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Jawad Munir's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Munir (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munir include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His education and training includes medical school at Nishtar Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Munir takes. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Wounds, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Jennifer K Bussell, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Bussell works as a general internist in Riverside, IL and Grayslake, IL. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Bussell trained at MacNeal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bussell welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1272 American Way
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Trob's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Trob is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Trob honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1475 E Belvidere Road; Suite 214
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Dana Ben-Dov's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ben-Dov attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ben-Dov takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Obesity, Women's Health Issues

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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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.