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 Fort Atkinson, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. McGuire is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at 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 area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Quinn's clinical interests: obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. His areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Dr. Brantmeier is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Brantmeier performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Shauna Meyer specializes in family medicine & obstetrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Meyer a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include obesity, immunization (preventive vaccines), and common cold. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer honors. Dr. Meyer attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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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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