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

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Dr. Simin Goral, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Simin Goral is a specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, she speaks Turkish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goral include kidney transplant. Dr. Goral is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Goral graduated from Istanbul University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goral accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Roy Bloom is an adult nephrologist in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Yardley, PA. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bloom include hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Deirdre L Sawinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Deirdre Sawinski's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Sawinski is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sawinski takes. 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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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
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Bleicher specializes in adult nephrology. Her clinical interests encompass pancreas transplant and kidney transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing her residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Bleicher attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bleicher accepts. She has received the distinction of 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. Mary Ann Chong Lim, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Lim is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis. Dr. Lim is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Lim attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Lim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Renal Biopsy, ... (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.