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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 area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Wagman is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Wagman takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Wagman attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Katzen a 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Katzen's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Katzen attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Essandoh include hypertension (high blood pressure), stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Essandoh's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Essandoh is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Her areas of expertise consist of heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and women's heart disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bean honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Bean is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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' specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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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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 works as a cardiologist. Her areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), pregnancy, and echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with MedStar Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs welcomes 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.