We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Janesville, WI.

Dr. Ronald Kent Bowers, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Ronald Bowers' specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowers's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Bowers is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Mariya O Pogorelova, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 N Washington Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Mariya Pogorelova sees patients in Janesville, WI. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pogorelova trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pogorelova include diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Dr. Ryndon Negrillo Bautista, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Ryndon Bautista's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave Dr. Bautista an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bautista (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Ilocano. Dr. Bautista is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Blood Disorders, Diabetes, Anemia, Joint Problems

Dr. Leanne K Hahn, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Leanne Hahn is a family practice physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hahn include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hahn graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hahn is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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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.