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We found 5 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 specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Lawrence is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He is open to 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, who practices in Gettysburg, PA and York, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems, exercise stress test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Consolini is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Dr. Consolini is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include minor surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and soft tissue injections. Dr. Smith is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at York Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Michael is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Michael trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Michael is accepting new patients.

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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
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Abroo Nawaz include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nawaz attended Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and then went on to complete her residency at Forest Park Hospital. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group.

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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.