We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Highmark Blue Shield near Gettysburg, PA.

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

Dr. Kayode Lawrence is an adult nephrology specialist in Gettysburg, PA. Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Lawrence trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lawrence is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Talbot Smith specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include minor surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and soft tissue injections. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at York Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michelle Consolini sees patients in Gettysburg, PA and York, PA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart problems, exercise stress test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Consolini attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Consolini has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Brian Michael is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Gettysburg, PA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Michael trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Michael's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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 (or staff) speaks Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawaz include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Forest Park Hospital, Dr. Nawaz attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women for medical school. Dr. Nawaz takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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