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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Freihage include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freihage honors. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi's clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Doshi accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. 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 works as an internist in Berwyn, IL, Chicago, IL, and Wood Dale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Siddiqui include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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' area of specialization is family medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Peoples has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Peoples is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.

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