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

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

Dr. Robert Sparrow's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Sparrow's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Sparrow completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Khaled Dajani, who practices in Peoria, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Dajani attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional 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. Timothy Alan Pflederer, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Pflederer is a Peoria, IL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Pflederer 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 Iowa for residency. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Samer Boulos Sader, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Samer Sader's specialty is adult nephrology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dr. Sader accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Catheterization

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

Dr. Moses Tomacruz is a family medicine physician in Rockford, IL and Peoria, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Tomacruz include diabetes, depression, and heart failure. Dr. Tomacruz takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Tomacruz has received professional recognition including the following: Student Teacher Award - University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Tomacruz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Failure

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

Dr. David Rosborough is an adult nephrologist in Peoria, IL, Mendota, IL, and Bloomington, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosborough include hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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: Hypertension, Dialysis

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

Dr. Gordon James practices adult nephrology in Peoria, IL. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. James is affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for 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: 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. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horinek 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 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: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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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.