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

Dr. Roy Bloom is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Bloom's clinical interests: hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including 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. Simin Goral, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Simin Goral's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goral include kidney transplant. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Istanbul University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goral include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Goral speaks Turkish. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise consist of kidney problems, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bleicher include pancreas transplant and kidney transplant. Dr. Bleicher is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Bleicher average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bleicher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis. Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Lim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for her residency. She is conversant in 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.