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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, who practices in Gettysburg, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Lawrence trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawrence include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Lawrence accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is adult cardiology. She has a special interest in heart problems, exercise stress test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Consolini honors. Dr. Consolini is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Consolini's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and soft tissue injections. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at York Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael's practice is open to 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
 

Dr. Abroo Nawaz graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and then she performed her residency at Forest Park Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nawaz is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Nawaz is professionally 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.