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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Topeka, KS.

Dr. Marium Holland Holland, MPH, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Marium Holland, who practices in Topeka, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Holland's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, premature babies, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Carl Philip Weiner, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Carl Weiner is a specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Weiner's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Gene Ta-Chung Lee, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Gene Lee's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include menopause, polycystic kidney disease, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Kansas University Physicians. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Marc Ronald Parrish, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Marc Parrish is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parrish attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Parrish is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Cecily Anne Clark-Ganheart, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Cecily Clark-Ganheart works as a perinatologist. Dr. Clark-Ganheart's clinical interests include amniocentesis, diabetes, and high risk pregnancy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Hurley Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Charles W Gibbs, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1111 Sw Gage Boulevard; Suite 300
Topeka, KS
 

Dr. Charles Gibbs' specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). These areas are among Dr. Gibbs's clinical interests: diabetes, high risk pregnancy, and premature babies. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Gibbs's medical residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.