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We found 46 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Elkins Park, PA.

Dr. Raphael Edward Bonita, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 E. City Avenue; Suite 525
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raphael Bonita practices adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Bonita is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bonita trained at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
33 East Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Friedman is a specialist in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friedman include hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Lupus, Kidney Problems

Dr. Gaetano Joseph Capone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 207
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gaetano Capone is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone honors. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Aria Health, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellie Kelepouris, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3401 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ellie Kelepouris' area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Kelepouris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelepouris include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kelepouris is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kelepouris has received the following distinctions: Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2009, 2011-2016); Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Charles Del Giorno, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 East Moreland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Delgiorno's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Delgiorno attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Delgiorno is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Delgiorno is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. William Francis McElhaugh, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 East Moreland Avenue.; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William McElhaugh is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Lansdale, PA. Dr. McElhaugh has a special interest in kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. McElhaugh is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Edward Raymond Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 East Moreland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Jones' medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Jones attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jones's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Lupus, Kidney Problems

Dr. Peter Fumo, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Chestnut Hill, PA
 

Dr. Peter Fumo practices adult nephrology in Philadelphia, PA, Lansdale, PA, and Chestnut Hill, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fumo include kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fumo honors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Fumo attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Fumo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

Dr. Nnaemeka Gus Chikwendu, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nnaemeka Chikwendu sees patients in Lansdale, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Chikwendu has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chikwendu honors. He graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Chikwendu completed a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Chikwendu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Jesse M Goldman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3401 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jesse Goldman's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Goldman focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldman graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Consultant Educator Temple University (2010-2011); "Top Doc" Nephrology Delaware Valley; and Housestaff Teaching Award, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel University College of Medicine, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

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Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E. Township Line Road; Suite B
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen is a family practice physician. In addition to English, Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean and Japanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. For his professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imara Rushanthi Dissanayake, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imara Dissanayake is a specialist in adult nephrology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dissanayake include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Dissanayake is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Lupus, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Bloom specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Bloom attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
1200 W. Tabor Road; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Figueredo is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Figueredo include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Peitzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 Shurs Lane; Jamestown Street Entrance
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Peitzman is a specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Peitzman is affiliated with Drexel Medicine. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peitzman honors. Dr. Peitzman attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis, Hypertension, Preventive Care

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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.