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We found 58 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Gold near King of Prussia, PA.

Dr. Debbie Louise Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Debbie Cohen's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen speaks Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include kidney failure. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then she performed her residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Dennis Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Roy Bloom is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Bloom's clinical interests: hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Bloom is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Glomerular Diseases, Pancreas Transplant, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Robert Superdock, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Keith Superdock's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of clinical interest consist of polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Superdock is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Superdock has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerular Diseases, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Anemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Ira Harwood, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Harwood specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harwood include lower back strain, torticollis, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harwood completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Cystocele, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Peter Day, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 400
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Francis Day is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in heart failure and endovascular disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Day takes. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Day has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Day has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Venous Disease, Endovascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin A. OMalley OMalley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike; Plymouth Green
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Erin Tysko practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tysko include heart failure, heart valve disease, and nuclear scan. Dr. Tysko is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Tysko attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Rael Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Bowman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and nuclear scan. Dr. Bowman is affiliated with Main Line Health. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bowman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel David Glickman, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Joel Glickman's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Glickman focuses on kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The average patient rating for Dr. Glickman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016. Dr. Glickman is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Elliott Mark Gerber, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Elliot Gerber is a Paoli, PA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerber include heart failure. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, CT Coronary Angiogram, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Constantine Michael Chaknos, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Constantine Chaknos is an adult endocrinologist and adult nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Chaknos has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, kidney failure, and consultation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Chaknos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Consultation, End-Stage ... (Read more)

Dr. Deirdre L Sawinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Deirdre Sawinski's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sawinski's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sawinski (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Paul Tucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Richard Tucci's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Paoli, PA. Dr. Tucci's areas of expertise include heart failure and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Tucci average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Tucci is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Arteriovenous Malformation, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. John Coster Steers, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 410
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. John Steers, who practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Steers graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Steers completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Steers include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steers is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Robert Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 410
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Harper works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: tilt table test, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Harper is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Harper honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Harper is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Laporte, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Med Bldg Iii Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Steven Laporte is an adult cardiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Laporte include heart failure. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Laporte is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has a closed panel. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Laporte completed his residency training at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Steve A Vaganos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 301
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Steve Vaganos' medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vaganos include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vaganos accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vaganos trained at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He speaks Greek. Dr. Vaganos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.