We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Premier near Fort Atkinson, WI.

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Dr. Jeffrey Patrick McGuire, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1620 Mehta Lane
Fort Atkinson, WI
 

Dr. Jeffrey McGuire is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. McGuire's areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Fort HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. McGuire has received the distinction of UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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Dr. Rachel A Quinn, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1620 Mehta Lane
Fort Atkinson, WI
 

Dr. Rachel Quinn's specialty is family medicine. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Quinn takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Fort HealthCare.

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Dr. Scott J Brantmeier, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1620 Mehta Lane
Fort Atkinson, WI
 

Dr. Scott Brantmeier is a family medicine practitioner in Fort Atkinson, WI. Dr. Brantmeier's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Brantmeier is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Fort HealthCare.

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Dr. Shauna J Meyer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine & Obstetrics
1620 Mehta Lane
Fort Atkinson, WI
 

Dr. Shauna Meyer practices family medicine & obstetrics. Dr. Meyer's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and Fort HealthCare. Dr. Meyer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine.

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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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