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We found 11 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Stevens, PA.

Dr. Doreen W Mwangi, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 West Church Street
Stevens, PA
 

Dr. Doreen Bett is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. In her practice, Dr. Bett focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bett is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Christiana Care Health System's residency program. Dr. Bett (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Jeffrey Lee Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 West Church Street
Stevens, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Martin works as a nephrologist in Lancaster, PA and Stevens, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and electrolyte disorders. Dr. Martin honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. In addition to English, Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Martin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Charles Harrold Rodenberger, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 West Church Street
Stevens, PA
 

Dr. Charles Rodenberger specializes in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rodenberger trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and electrolyte disorders. Dr. Rodenberger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Rodenberger (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Rodenberger welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Joseph J Irwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
561 W Trout Run Road
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Irwin practices family medicine in Ephrata, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Irwin's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Irwin's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Irwin's residency was performed at Lancaster General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, Injections, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Lee Hershey, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1635 W. Main Street; Suite 700
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Curtis Hershey is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and sports health. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hershey takes. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lancaster General Hospital. Dr. Hershey is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Joseph Gerard Degenhard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
561 W Trout Run Road
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Degenhard practices family medicine. Dr. Degenhard's areas of expertise include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and holistic approaches. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Degenhard trained at Lancaster General Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Susan K Ciampaglia, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 West Church Street
Stevens, PA
 

Dr. Susan Ciampaglia is an adult nephrologist in Lancaster, PA and Stevens, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ciampaglia include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and electrolyte disorders. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. Dr. Ciampaglia obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ciampaglia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Ciampaglia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. James A Groff, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 West Church Street
Stevens, PA
 

Dr. James Groff's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Groff's areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and electrolyte disorders. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Groff is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Groff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Jeffery N Levine, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
73 West Church Street
Stevens, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Levine is an adult nephrologist. In his practice, Dr. Levine focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and electrolyte disorders. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Levine accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Levine is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Mandy Renea Fannin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
561 W Trout Run Road
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Mandy Fannin specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Fannin's clinical interests: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lancaster General Hospital. Dr. Fannin is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Il Jun Chon, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
446 N. Reading Road; Suite 301
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Il Chon is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave Dr. Chon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Chon completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

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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.