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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 works as an internist. Dr. Singh has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and general care. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. 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 practices general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Shuss studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Shuss is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petelin include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Chronic Illness

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

Dr. Robert Neihart is a general internist in Kansas City, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Neihart include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and general care. Dr. Neihart is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Neihart 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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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Moreland has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 general internist. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Bautz is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bautz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Bautz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is 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.