We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Select near Willoughby, OH.

Dr. Jamal M Azem, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 330a; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Jamal Azem is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Azem include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Azem honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Azem trained at Huron Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Azem speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery works as an internist. Dr. Turc-Convery's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Turc-Convery is a graduate of Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and a graduate of Huron Hospital's residency program. Dr. Turc-Convery's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marwan Nasif practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasif include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nasif's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B14
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey works as an internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. Dr. Brobbey is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Ghana Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Dr. Marc D Schrode, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 120; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marc Schrode specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Willoughby, OH and Concord, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Schrode include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schrode accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Specializes in Nephrology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 330a; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Lachille Rashid works as a nephrologist in Concord, OH, Bedford, OH, and Mentor, OH. She is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. She takes AARP, Anthem, Medical Mutual, and more. Ms. Rashid is professionally affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Dialysis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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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.

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