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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept First Health near Annapolis, MD.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Bernard Wagman is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Wagman's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wagman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Arrhythmias, Heart Failure

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Scott Katzen's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katzen include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzen's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Katzen trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Louis Essandoh's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Essandoh is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Essandoh's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Cardiac Imaging, Stress Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Transthoracic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Barbara Bean's specialty is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bean is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bean attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs, who practices in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Jacobs is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Imaging, Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Pregnancy, Cardiac Imaging, Transesophageal Echocardiography, ... (Read more)

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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.