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

Dr. Simin Goral is an adult nephrology specialist. She is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Goral has indicated that her clinical interests include kidney transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Goral graduated from Istanbul University. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Deirdre L Sawinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, 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
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, 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. Mary Ann Chong Lim, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Lim's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim accepts. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She speaks Filipino.

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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.