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We found 5 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 an adult nephrology specialist in Willoughby, OH, Concord, OH, and Bedford, OH. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. Dr. Azem honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huron Hospital. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Azem is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Azem's professional 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brobbey's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Schrode is affiliated with Lake Health. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schrode takes. Dr. Schrode graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Rashid include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. She is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. Ms. Rashid is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Medical Mutual, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.