We found 33 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Paoli, 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 works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include lower back strain, torticollis, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Harwood takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Harwood attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Harwood's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Maria Largoza's area of specialization is adult nephrology. In Dr. Largoza's practice, she is particularly interested in kidney problems and dialysis. Her professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Largoza's medical residency was performed at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Largoza has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Nephrology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Roy Bloom is an adult nephrology specialist. In Dr. Bloom's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. 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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Paoli, PA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bowman's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowman honors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bowman completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, peritoneal dialysis, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Glickman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Glickman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center 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. 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, Peritoneal Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, ... (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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Paoli, PA. He has a special interest in heart failure. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, Dr. Gerber attended New York Medical College for medical school. He is 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. Parul Bhikhu Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, 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. 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 a specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawinski include kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Sawinski'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: 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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Tucci attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure and arteriovenous malformation (AVM). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. 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
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John Steers' specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Steers include mitral valve prolapse, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Steers's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steers accepts. Dr. Steers graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Melissa Bleicher's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Before completing her residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Bleicher attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bleicher has a special interest in pancreas transplant and kidney transplant. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bleicher has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Glenn Robert Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Glenn Harper is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include tilt table test, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Harper's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harper takes. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Laporte's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. His clinical interests encompass heart failure. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Howard Barnet Kramer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Howard Kramer's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Kramer honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kramer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Tilt Table ... (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.