We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code F20
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Leila Khan's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code G10
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. James Rosencrance practices general internal medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Rosencrance is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Charleston Area Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Hypertension, High Cholesterol

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Wstn
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tzakis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tzakis has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A100
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Bijan Eghtesad practices surgery in Cleveland, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, pancreas transplant, and gallbladder cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eghtesad accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Eghtesad attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Hepatectomy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; # A110
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Koji Hashimoto is a transplant surgeon in Cleveland, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Hashimoto include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and soft tissue sarcoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hashimoto has received the following distinction: Vanguard Award for Outstanding Young Investigator, International Liver Transplantation Society. Dr. Hashimoto is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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.