We found 8 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Peoria, IL.

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Dr. David C Rosborough, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. David Rosborough's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Rosborough attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Rosborough focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Moses Godofredo S Tomacruz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1001 Main Street; Suite 300
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Moses Tomacruz's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Tomacruz's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart failure. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of Student Teacher Award - University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tomacruz (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Tomacruz's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Failure

Dr. Khaled A Dajani, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5405 N Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Khaled Dajani is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart failure. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dajani takes. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Dajani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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

Dr. Gordon W James, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Gordon James sees patients in Peoria, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. James include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. James graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. James completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Anthony R Horinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Horinek is an adult nephrologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and kidney problems. Dr. Horinek is affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Robert Theis Sparrow, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Robert Sparrow works as a nephrologist in Peoria, IL and Mendota, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sparrow include hypertension (high blood pressure), ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Dr. Timothy A Pflederer, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Pflederer is a nephrologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. Dr. Pflederer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Pflederer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pflederer is professionally affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Samer B Sader, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Samer Sader's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and 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 Peoria for residency. Dr. Sader's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Catheterization

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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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