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We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Hershey, PA.

Dr. Ronald Peter Miller, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Miller is a Hershey, PA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of chronic kidney failure, kidney imaging, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Miller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Failure, Kidney Imaging

Dr. Steven Joel Wassner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Steven Wassner's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassner include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wassner attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension

Dr. John Thomas Repke, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. John Repke specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Repke is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pre-eclampsia. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Hypertension

Dr. Deborah Diane Kees-Folts, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Kees-Folts is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Hershey, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kees-Folts include chronic kidney failure, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kees-Folts attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Chronic Kidney Failure, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Stacy Lynn Andersen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
500 University Drive; H088
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Stacy Andersen works as a nephrologist in Hershey, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Danville, PA. Dr. Andersen (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. She attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Kerim Ibrahim Oncu, DO
Specializes in Nephrology, Internal Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Kerim Oncu is a nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Hershey, PA, Danville, PA, and Lock Haven, PA. Dr. Oncu's areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Oncu highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

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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.