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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept HealthLink PPO near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Jeffrey H Freihage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Freihage's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Freihage is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag M Doshi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7035 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Parag Doshi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Doshi's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doshi accepts. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Doshi attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6723 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui practices general internal medicine in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

Dr. Aasita Nitin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Aasita Patel specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Patel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Aortic Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal A Peoples, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6723 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Crystal Peoples is a Berwyn, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Peoples is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. Dr. Peoples is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Peoples speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes, Stress Management

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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.