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

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

Dr. Bernard Wagman's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Wagman's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Wagman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wagman honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Katzen's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Katzen completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 cardiologist. Dr. Essandoh has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Essandoh focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Essandoh performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bean's areas of expertise consist of heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Her professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Bean honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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 practices adult cardiology. Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jacobs attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jacobs's office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Jacobs's professional affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Jacobs performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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.