We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Yardley, PA.

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Dr. Roy Dennis Bloom, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Roy Bloom's specialty is adult nephrology. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his professional training, Dr. Bloom completed residency programs at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Bloom's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bloom has received distinctions including 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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Dr. Simin Goral, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Simin Goral's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Goral is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Goral is a graduate of Istanbul University. She has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems

Dr. Deirdre L Sawinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Deirdre Sawinski's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Sawinski attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sawinski (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Melissa B Bleicher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Bleicher is an adult nephrologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bleicher is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: pancreas transplant and kidney transplant. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Bleicher is 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. Mary Ann Chong Lim, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Lim practices adult nephrology. She speaks Filipino. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis. Dr. Lim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Lim attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.

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