We found 54 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Jenkintown, PA.

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

Dr. Joel Pomerantz's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Pomerantz takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Pomerantz is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Mortimer James Strong, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
201 Old York Road; Suite 140
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Mortimer Strong is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Strong trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Strong's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and eating disorders. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Strong speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Strong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

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

Dr. Parul Patel is an adult cardiologist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include consultative cardiology, aortic disease, and heart valve disease. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Patel attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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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. Steve A Vaganos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
525 Jamestown Street; Suite 107
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steve Vaganos is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Vaganos's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Vaganos speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Barbara Ann Hannaway, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5753-55 Wayne Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Hannaway's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Hannaway trained at Wilmington Hospital for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hannaway (or staff) speaks German and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hannaway is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Gaetano Capone specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Capone performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Capone include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Capone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Hongxie Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Joseph Steingard is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). His professional affiliations include Jefferson Health and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Steingard graduated from 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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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 is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Lansdale, PA. Dr. Delgiorno's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Abington Health, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delgiorno accepts. Dr. Delgiorno's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Eric Jeffrey Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Bloom is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bloom accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Bloom has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He 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, Kidney Problems

Dr. Vincent Michael Figueredo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1200 W Tabor Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Vincent Figueredo practices adult cardiology in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Figueredo is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Figueredo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing, High Cholesterol

Dr. Imara Rushanthi Dissanayake, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Imara Dissanayake sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Dissanayake's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dissanayake takes.

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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
1602-1604 Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denina Helm specializes in family medicine and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Her education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, migraine, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Helm honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Migraine, Diabetes

Dr. Daniel Joseph Vile, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8012 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vile is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Before performing his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Vile attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Vile include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Dr. Vile honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Vile is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Stress Testing, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Olayinka Oriyomi Afolabi-Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1909 Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Olaynka Afolabi-Brown is a specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress testing. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Afolabi-Brown attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Stress Testing

Dr. Robert Morrow Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8012 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Macmillan practices adult cardiology in Philadelphia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Macmillan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Macmillan graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

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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.