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

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

Dr. Ryndon Bautista is a general internist in Janesville, WI. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bautista include diabetes, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bautista completed residency programs 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 Clinic East.

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

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

Dr. Mariya Pogorelova's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Pogorelova's areas of expertise include diabetes, removal of skin lesion (growth or mark), and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Mercy Health System. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pogorelova's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago.

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

Dr. Ronald Bowers specializes in family medicine and practices in Janesville, WI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowers average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowers accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowers is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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

Dr. Leanne Hahn's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hahn's clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and heart problems. She is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. She accepts 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.

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