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We found 15 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna near Collegeville, PA.

Dr. Steven Mark Laporte, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Steven Laporte specializes in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart failure. Dr. Laporte honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Laporte is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Steve A Vaganos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
555 Second Avenue; Suite B100
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Steve Vaganos is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Vaganos has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He speaks Greek. Dr. Vaganos's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Daniel A George, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Daniel George specializes in adult nephrology and practices in East Norriton, PA and Phoenixville, PA. He trained at Presbyterian Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. George is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Aqeel Ahmed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Aqeel Siddiqui works as an adult nephrologist. Dr. Siddiqui's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqui has an open panel. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Jersey City Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cysts, Sleep Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Renal Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. John James OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. John O'Hara sees patients in Paoli, PA and Collegeville, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Hara include heart failure. Dr. O'Hara is affiliated with Main Line Health. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. O'Hara has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Umbder Burhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Umber Burhan's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Burhan is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. She completed her residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Burhan is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Geoffrey Stephan Teehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Teehan practices adult nephrology in Wynnewood, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. Dr. Teehan's areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Edward Thomas Hovick, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
420 West Linfield - Trappe Road; Building B, Suite 101b
Limerick, PA
 

Dr. Edward Hovick's area of specialization is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Hovick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown and Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hovick honors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Francis Xavier McCusker Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Francis McCusker, who practices in East Norriton, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Phoenixville, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. McCusker has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Tianming Zhou, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
305 2nd Avenue; Suite 210
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Tianming Zhou specializes in family medicine and practices in Collegeville, PA and Norristown, PA. He is conversant in Mandarin. His clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Zhou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Suburban Hospital and Einstein Healthcare Network. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhulika Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
420 W Linfield Trappe Road; Building B, Suite 100
Limerick, PA
 

Dr. Madhulika Sharma is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Phoenixville, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Limerick, PA. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Sharma trained at Lankenau Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Paul Sylvester Robbins, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
824 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Paul Robbins' area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Robbins focuses on polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robbins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn R Hennessey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Kathryn Hennessey specializes in family medicine and practices in Trappe, PA and Collegeville, PA. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hennessey include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Hennessey's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Anxiety

Dr. Nancy A Finnigan, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Finnigan's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Finnigan has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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Specializes in Family Medicine
30 S Trooper Road
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. James Millard's specialty is family medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and allergies. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Millard is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Millard attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Diabetes

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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.