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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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Hershey, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include chronic kidney failure, kidney imaging, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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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 is a Hershey, PA physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassner include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Wassner accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Wassner graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension

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

Dr. Stacy Andersen's specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Andersen is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andersen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. John Repke is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Hershey, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Repke include high risk pregnancy, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pre-eclampsia. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Repke attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Repke trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Repke is 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 practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Kees-Folts's areas of expertise 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, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Kerim Oncu practices nephrology (kidney disease) in Hershey, PA, Danville, PA, and Lock Haven, PA. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Oncu attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Oncu's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Patient ratings for Dr. Oncu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oncu accepts. Dr. Oncu is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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.