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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 practices adult nephrology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. She is especially interested in kidney failure. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Cohen's residency was performed at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. She speaks Hebrew.

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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. 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Harwood include lower back strain, torticollis, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Harwood takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Harwood is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to 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. Erin A. OMalley OMalley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike; Plymouth Green
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Erin Tysko is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and nuclear scan. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Tysko attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center.

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

Dr. Roy Bloom's specialty is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He 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. Bloom honors. Before performing his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Bloom attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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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 area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital, Dr. Superdock attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Superdock has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2017 Montgomery Avenue
Villanova, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Freedman is a family practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: acne, psoriasis, and pancreatitis. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Freedman is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Montgomery Hospital, Norristown's residency program. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freedman's practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Glickman is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glickman takes. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Constantine Chaknos' areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and adult nephrology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chaknos include kidney stones, kidney failure, and consultation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Chaknos 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 an adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Sawinski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sawinski (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her 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: Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Bleicher works as an adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bleicher include pancreas transplant and kidney transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Bleicher is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bleicher has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Smith attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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 specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Vaganos completed his residency training at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Vaganos is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic 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. Andrea Joyce Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Andrea Becker's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Becker is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Becker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Lankenau Medical Center. She 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, 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 specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jeffery include stress echo, consultative cardiology, and cardiac risk reduction. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffery studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jeffery has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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. Steven M Domsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
930 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 

Dr. Steven Domsky's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Wynnewood, PA and Plymouth Meeting, PA. His clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Domsky is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Domsky trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Domsky is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Pericarditis, Transplant Procedures, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sidney Kobrin sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Sidney Kobrin's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Kobrin's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, diabetic nephropathy, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Kobrin is professionally affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kobrin attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete Dr. Kobrin's residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Kobrin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kobrin's distinctions include: 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)

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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.