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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's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McGuire include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. McGuire is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McGuire has received the following distinction: UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award.

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

Dr. Shauna Meyer is a family physician with obstetrics. She studied medicine at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. The average patient rating for Dr. Meyer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

Dr. Rachel Quinn's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Quinn studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Brantmeier attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Brantmeier is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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.