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We found 7 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 works as a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wagman include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Wagman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wagman accepts. Dr. Wagman is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Wagman trained at Washington Hospital Center. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Susan Kawecki Bennett, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Susan Bennett specializes in adult cardiology. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bennett attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Patients rated Dr. Bennett highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett accepts. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Bennett's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Scott Katzen specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Katzen's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Katzen 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. Katzen honors. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Essandoh's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Essandoh takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Barbara Louise Bean, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD
 

Dr. Barbara Bean is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bean include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Patients gave Dr. Bean an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bean is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs is an adult cardiologist in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. His areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Jacobs an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacobs accepts. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobs performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs' medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). She obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients.

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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.