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

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

Dr. Aasita Patel practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Elgin, IL, Schaumburg, IL, and Oak Park, IL. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. 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. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Freihage is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Freihage graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Doshi completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Heart Surgery, Stent, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Crystal Peoples specializes in family medicine and practices in Berwyn, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Peoples average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Peoples graduated from Rush Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Siddiqui's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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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