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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Orland Park, IL.

Dr. Edward Charles Sankary, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Edward Sankary is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sankary has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Dr. Sankary has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Khaled A Dajani, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Khaled Dajani is an adult cardiology specialist in Peoria, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Dajani attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart failure. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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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. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abraham Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 South 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas' medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. Thomas performed his residency at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Malay and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Kathleen J Drinan, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16515 106th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Drinan works as an adult cardiologist in Orland Park, IL. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Drinan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Drinan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems

Dr. Ewa V Hampston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12130 S Harlem Avenue; Suite B
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ewa Hampston's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hampston accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Jagiellonian University Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Dr. Hampston speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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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.