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. He has a special interest in chronic kidney failure, kidney imaging, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he 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. John Thomas Repke, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. John Repke practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) in Hershey, PA. Dr. Repke's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pre-eclampsia. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Repke's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He 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. Steven Joel Wassner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Steven Wassner specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and practices in Hershey, PA. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Wassner is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wassner attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension

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

Dr. Kerim Oncu's medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Oncu accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oncu graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oncu completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He 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

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

Dr. Stacy Andersen sees patients in Hershey, PA, Port Matilda, PA, and Danville, PA. Her medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Andersen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Andersen attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Andersen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. Deborah Kees-Folts is a pediatric nephrologist in Hershey, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kees-Folts takes. Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Kees-Folts attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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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