We found 40 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO near Oak Park, IL.

Dr. Vinod Kumar Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Vinod Bansal's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bansal attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. He trained at SMS Medical College & Attached Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Kajal Desai Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
610 S. Maple Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Kajal Rao's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include hypertension (high blood pressure). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao accepts. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Rao attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Edward Charles Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue; (16621 S. 107th Court, Orland Park, Il. 60467)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sankary include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Sankary is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sankary's residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Lowell Harrison Steen Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, General Internal Medicine
7005 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Steen practices adult cardiology and general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Steen attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Steen include heart valve disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and chest pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Steen is professionally affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine.

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All Interests: Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Attack, Cardiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Khaled A Dajani, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Khaled Dajani is a specialist in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dajani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart failure. His professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Dr. Dajani studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Dajani honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

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)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2160 S First Avenue; (15750 Marian Drive, Homer Glen, Il. 60491)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Robert Dieter practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dieter include leg pain, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Dieter accepts 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Dieter has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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All Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Preventive Cardiology, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Leehey, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2160 South First Avenue; Department of Nephrology
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. David Leehey specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Leehey is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Karen A Griffin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Karen Griffin is a specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Griffin completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Safdar Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2222 W Division Street; #220
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Safdar Ali's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include diastolic heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and atherosclerosis prevention. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Ali is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Hypertension, Diastolic Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil K Bidani, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Anil Bidani works as an adult nephrologist in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. These areas are among Dr. Bidani's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and then he performed his residency at Safdarjang Hospital. Dr. Bidani has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bidani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Julia Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Julia Schneider practices adult nephrology in Maywood, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneider include kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Sylvia J Moscoso, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics
1611 S Cicero Avenue
Cicero, IL
 

Dr. Sylvia Moscoso's specialties are family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She practices in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Cicero, IL. Dr. Moscoso accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Swedish Covenant Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Hypertension

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

Dr. David Roberts Buchanan, MS, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2750 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Buchanan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Buchanan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Buchanan's practice is open to new patients.

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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.