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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Indemnity near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Linda Carol Blackburn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Linda Singh's specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Singh attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. David Hugh Shuss, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Shuss specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Shuss is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Shuss attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shuss honors.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, General Care

Dr. Benjamin M Petelin, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2027
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Benjamin Petelin is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petelin include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Petelin's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Petelin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Neihart, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Neihart sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and general care. Dr. Neihart accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Neihart is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, HIV/AIDS, High Cholesterol, General Care

Dr. Kristina Michelle Moreland, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kristina Moreland is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moreland include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Preventive Care, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Dr. James B Bautz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Bautz is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Bautz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bautz takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Bautz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma

Dr. Cameron Lee Smith, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4320 Wornall Medical Plaza; 2 Ste 65
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Cameron Smith specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Smith's clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems

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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.