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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 a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Azem include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Azem is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Azem graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Huron Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He 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 is a Willoughby, OH physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital.

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brobbey include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brobbey attended medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School. He is 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, who practices in Willoughby, OH and Concord, OH, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Schrode is professionally affiliated with Lake Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at 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's specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. Ms. Rashid is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Medical Mutual, as well as other insurance carriers. She is 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.