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

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

Dr. Roy Bloom's specialty is adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bloom include hepatitis, pancreas transplant, and glomerular diseases. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Bloom graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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)

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Dr. Mary Ann Chong Lim, BS, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Lim's specialty is adult nephrology. She speaks Filipino. Her areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and hepatitis. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Simin Goral specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goral include kidney transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Istanbul University. She has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Goral is conversant in Turkish.

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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 practices adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sawinski include pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sawinski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sawinski (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Sawinski is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Melissa Bleicher's medical specialty is adult nephrology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bleicher include pancreas transplant, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and kidney transplant. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bleicher attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bleicher trained at Staten Island University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally 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

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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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