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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Tysko graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for her residency. Her clinical interests include heart failure, heart valve disease, and nuclear scan. Dr. Tysko is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center.

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

Dr. Parul Patel is an adult cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Patel attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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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. Steve A Vaganos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
525 Jamestown Street; Suite 107
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steve Vaganos is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Vaganos's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vaganos speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bonita attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

Dr. Gaetano Capone specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Capone performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Capone include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include 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. Richard Alan Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Friedman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Friedman's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is open to 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 an adult cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Kornberg is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a nephrologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kelepouris is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2009, 2011-2016); Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Kelepouris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French.

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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 a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldman include hypertension (high blood pressure). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. His distinctions include: Outstanding Consultant Educator Temple University (2010-2011); "Top Doc" Nephrology Delaware Valley; and Housestaff Teaching Award, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Dr. Goldman's 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

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

Dr. Hongxie Shen's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. He 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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Lansdale, PA. Dr. Delgiorno's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delgiorno accepts. Dr. Delgiorno's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bloom accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Bloom has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Vincent Figueredo practices adult cardiology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Figueredo is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Figueredo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Peitzman is especially interested in kidney stones, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He is 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. Edward Raymond Jones, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 East Moreland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edward Jones is an adult nephrology specialist. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Jones's education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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
Chestnut Hill, PA
 

Dr. Peter Fumo is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Fumo is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Fumo attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Fumo is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension

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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.