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We found 62 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Norristown, PA.

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

Dr. Debbie Cohen specializes in adult nephrology. She is conversant in Hebrew. Her clinical interests encompass kidney failure. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, she completed her residency training 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, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in adult nephrology. His clinical interests include hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bloom graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bloom include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He 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 specializes in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in polycystic kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Superdock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Associates in Nephrology. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Superdock welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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 practices family medicine and sports medicine in King of Prussia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Harwood honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Harwood attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Harwood include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Erin Tysko is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tysko include heart failure, heart valve disease, and nuclear scan. She is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Tysko takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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. Lisa Beth Freedman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2017 Montgomery Avenue
Villanova, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Freedman's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Freedman's areas of expertise include the following: acne, psoriasis, and pancreatitis. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freedman honors. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Freedman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Psoriasis, Tinnitus, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Diabetes ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Glickman is a nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Glickman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glickman's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016. He 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. Constantine Michael Chaknos, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Constantine Chaknos is an endocrinologist and nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, kidney failure, and consultation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaknos honors. Dr. Chaknos's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Sawinski honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Sawinski completed her residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sawinski (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Steve Vaganos is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Vaganos has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He speaks Greek. Dr. Vaganos's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C., and Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Andrea Joyce Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Becker is an adult cardiology specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Becker's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Lankenau Medical Center. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Maren Elizabeith Jeffery, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Maren Jeffery is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Radnor, PA. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, depression, and heart attack. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jeffery accepts. Dr. Jeffery attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Echo, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sidney M Kobrin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Sidney Kobrin practices adult nephrology. Dr. Kobrin's areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, diabetic nephropathy, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Kobrin's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kobrin attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand for residency. Dr. Kobrin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kobrin has received distinctions including Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2005 through 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Diabetic Nephropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa B Bleicher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Bleicher's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bleicher average 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pancreas transplant and kidney transplant. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Bleicher has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Pancreas Transplant, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Problems

Dr. Michelle Ann Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
625 Clark Avenue; Suite 13
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michelle Smith works as a family practitioner. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Robert Vincent Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
600 E Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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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.