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We found 57 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Jenkintown, PA.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
201 Old York Road; Suite 140
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Mortimer Strong is a general internist and geriatrician. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strong accepts. Dr. Strong speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Joel David Pomerantz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7300 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joel Pomerantz specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Pomerantz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Pomerantz has received the distinction of Outstanding Contribution Award for Preceptor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
33 East Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Parul Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Enlarged Heart, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. Gaetano Joseph Capone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 207
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gaetano Capone is a cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone honors. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Aria Health, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Atrial Septal Defect, Endocarditis, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
5753-55 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway's medical residency was performed at Wilmington Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Allergies, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arrhythmias, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Joel Martin Glassman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
201 Old York Road, Suite #205; Einstein Plaza
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Joel Glassman specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glassman include diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart problems. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Abington Health. Dr. Glassman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2601; 03 S 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Steingard specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is professionally affiliated with Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Steingard studied medicine at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Ear Infection, Fever, Urge Incontinence, Hoarseness, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Charles Del Giorno, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
10 East Moreland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Delgiorno's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Delgiorno attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Delgiorno is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Delgiorno is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Levy Building- Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shiang-Cheng Kung is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Kung's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Kung honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Diabetes

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Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E. Township Line Road; Suite B
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen is a family practice physician. In addition to English, Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean and Japanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. For his professional training, Dr. Shen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imara Rushanthi Dissanayake, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imara Dissanayake is a specialist in adult nephrology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dissanayake include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Dissanayake is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Lupus, Kidney Problems

Dr. Denina Adele Helm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1602-04 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in family medicine. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Clinical interests for Dr. Helm include diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Helm is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Helm is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road; Willowcrest Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Bloom specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Bloom attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Anemia, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
1200 W. Tabor Road; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Figueredo is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Figueredo include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, High ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8012 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vile's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. He speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vile include peripheral artery disease (PAD), heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Vile's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Delaware Valley Medical Center's residency program. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vile honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Peripheral Artery Disease, Stress ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1909 Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Olaynka Afolabi-Brown is a specialist in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive cardiology. Dr. Afolabi-Brown is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. For his residency, Dr. Afolabi-Brown trained at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing

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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.