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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Sankary's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Loyola Medicine. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sankary attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sankary's office for an appointment.

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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 a cardiologist in Peoria, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL. Dr. Dajani's areas of expertise 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. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) is conversant in Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is open to new patients.

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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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Malay and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Thomas welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Drinan attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She is professionally 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, 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 practices family medicine in Palos Heights, IL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hampston's education and training includes medical school at Jagiellonian University Medical College and residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. Dr. Hampston is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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.