We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Premier near Atchison, KS.

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Dr. Douglas J Willhoite, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Willhoite is an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery disease, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Willhoite performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Steven D Owens, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. Steven Owens is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Kansas City, KS, Atchison, KS, and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Owens's clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Owens has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Marina Nicolae Hannen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. Marina Hannen is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: second opinions, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Hannen is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannen accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures, Dr. Hannen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is conversant in Romanian.

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Dr. Charles B Porter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. Charles Porter practices adult cardiology. Dr. Porter speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter include second opinions, aortic disease, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Porter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. The average patient rating for Dr. Porter is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Porter is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Thomas Lewis Rosamond, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. Thomas Rosamond is an adult cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosamond include rheumatic heart disease, syncope (fainting), and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Rosamond completed his residency training at Minneapolis VA Health Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Rosamond is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Steven Barry Gollub, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. Steven Gollub is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. These areas are among Dr. Gollub's clinical interests: heart attack, mitral valve disease, and syncope (fainting). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. David B Wilson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
820 Raven Hill Road; Suite 106a
Atchison, KS
 

Dr. David Wilson sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Atchison, KS. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and atherosclerosis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Wilson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson honors. Dr. Wilson has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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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