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

Dr. Erin A. OMalley OMalley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7114 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Erin Tysko is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tysko include heart failure, heart valve disease, and nuclear scan. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Tysko takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve A Vaganos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
525 Jamestown Street; Suite 107
Philadelphia, 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. Raphael Edward Bonita, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 E. City Avenue; Suite 525
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Raphael Bonita, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonita include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Bonita studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Bonita's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Her clinical interests include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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. Gaetano Joseph Capone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gaetano Capone sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Capone's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Aria Health, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone takes. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Capone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. Dr. Friedman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Bruce Kornberg, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7114 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Kornberg is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Kornberg's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kornberg's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Consultative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ellie Kelepouris is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelepouris include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kelepouris is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Kelepouris has received distinctions including Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2009, 2011-2016); Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In addition to English, Dr. Kelepouris (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Kelepouris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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

Dr. Jesse Goldman is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Goldman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Goldman studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. His distinctions include: Outstanding Consultant Educator Temple University (2010-2011); "Top Doc" Nephrology Delaware Valley; and Housestaff Teaching Award, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Hongxie Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Shen is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Shen's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Delgiorno's specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Delgiorno is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delgiorno is accepting new patients. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Eric Jeffrey Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Bloom, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Bloom completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Bloom has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Vincent Michael Figueredo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1200 W Tabor Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Figueredo specializes in adult cardiology. 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. He is especially interested in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Figueredo is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Figueredo's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, High Cholesterol

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

Dr. Steven Peitzman, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Peitzman is especially interested in kidney stones, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. William McElhaugh's specialty is adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. McElhaugh focuses on kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. McElhaugh is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. McElhaugh is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Jones is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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.