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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Gettysburg, PA. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Lawrence's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Talbot Smith practices family medicine. His clinical interests include minor surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and soft tissue injections. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Michelle Consolini's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of heart problems, exercise stress test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Consolini is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Consolini's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Abroo Nawaz has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women for medical school and subsequently trained at Forest Park Hospital for residency. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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

Dr. Brian Michael is a Gettysburg, PA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Michael's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Michael's practice is open to new patients.

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

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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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