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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Highmark Blue Shield near Gettysburg, PA.

Dr. Kayode Clement Lawrence, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 205
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Kayode Lawrence is a Gettysburg, PA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Lawrence takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lawrence completed a residency program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Michelle Ann Consolini, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
455 S Washington Street; Suite 22
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Consolini practices adult cardiology in Gettysburg, PA and York, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems, exercise stress test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Consolini is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Consolini attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test

Dr. Talbot Lee Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1311 Biglerville Road
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Talbot Smith specializes in family medicine and practices in Gettysburg, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include minor surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and soft tissue injections. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at York Hospital. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Allergies, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Minor Surgery, Soft Tissue Injections, Women's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Pathology
1421 Chambersburg Road
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Rita Harrison is a family practice physician and pathologist in Gettysburg, PA and Biglerville, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hartford Hospital and York Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Second Opinions, Sports Health, Headache, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian E Michael, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
40 V - Twin Drive
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Brian Michael is an adult endocrinologist in Gettysburg, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Michael has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Michael's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Abroo T Mahmood, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
40 V Twin Drive; Suite 204
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Abroo Nawaz's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Nawaz is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women for medical school and subsequently trained at Forest Park Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nawaz (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, General 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.