We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Anthem PPO 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 specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Azem has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His 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 works as an internist. Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Heights, OH), Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36855 Ridge Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Harrhajan Parmar works as an internist. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), migraine, and sexual health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Heights, OH), Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parmar takes. He is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and a graduate of Huron Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B16
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey is an internist. His clinical interests include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. Dr. Brobbey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Brobbey trained at Huron Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marwan Nasif is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Concord Township, OH and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nasif is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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. She is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Medical Mutual, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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