We found 48 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 obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tysko include heart valve disease, nuclear scan, and heart attack. Dr. Tysko is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Tysko is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaganos include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Vaganos attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Vaganos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. 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. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
33 East Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel works as an adult cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Patel completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. 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. Gaetano Joseph Capone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gaetano Capone, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Capone average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and atherosclerosis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone honors. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Capone completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and pericarditis. Dr. Bonita is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Bonita performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mary Gardys Van Den Berg-Wolf, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Mary Vandenberg-Wolf's areas of specialization are acupuncture and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and influenza (flu). Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vandenberg-Wolf completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Regional Top Doctor, Castle-Connelly 2015,2014,2013; Clinical Practice Award American College of Physicians, PA Chapter; and Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Deep Vein ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 E. Moreland Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Friedman works as an adult nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA, Blue Bell, PA, and Lansdale, PA. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure) and lupus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Cleveland Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Ellie Kelepouris is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kelepouris accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Catholic Medical Center's residency program. Her distinctions include: 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 languages: Greek and French. Her professional 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. Bruce Kornberg, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7114 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Kornberg practices adult cardiology in Bryn Mawr, PA, Wynnewood, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Kornberg attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Kornberg 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, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Consultative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Bloom's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bloom's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloom accepts. Dr. Bloom 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Figueredo is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Figueredo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Jesse Goldman specializes in adult nephrology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Goldman attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Goldman has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine and Drexel Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Imara Rushanthi Dissanayake, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imara Dissanayake is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. She attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For her residency, Dr. Dissanayake trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dissanayake is 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

Dr. Daniel Joseph Vile, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8012 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vile works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA. Before performing his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Vile attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vile accepts. Dr. Vile speaks French. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Stress Testing, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 East Moreland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Delgiorno is a nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA and Lansdale, PA. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Delgiorno honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Delgiorno welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Robert Morrow Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8012 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Macmillan's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Macmillan attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Macmillan average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart 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.

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