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 sees patients in Hershey, PA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include chronic kidney failure, kidney imaging, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Fellow, American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians. He is professionally 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 physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among Dr. Wassner's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Wassner attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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 is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Repke include high risk pregnancy, hypertension (high blood pressure), and pre-eclampsia. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Stacy Andersen practices nephrology (kidney disease). In addition to English, Dr. Andersen (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before completing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Andersen attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Andersen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andersen is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and practices in Hershey, PA. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Kees-Folts is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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

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

Dr. Kerim Oncu sees patients in Hershey, PA, Danville, PA, and Lock Haven, PA. His medical specialty is nephrology (kidney disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Oncu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Oncu include polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency.

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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.

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