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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Gold HMO near New London, WI.

Dr. William Ogden Fletcher Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. William Fletcher specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Neenah, WI, Appleton, WI, and Clintonville, WI. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fletcher include stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Sarah M Haroldson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Sarah Haroldson practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Haroldson include colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Dr. Haroldson is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Haroldson attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. Dr. Haroldson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Circumcision, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donn D Fuhrmann, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Donn Fuhrmann specializes in family medicine and practices in New London, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Fuhrmann include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuhrmann is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee for residency. Dr. Fuhrmann is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy J Houlihan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Timothy Houlihan sees patients in New London, WI. His medical specialty is family medicine. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Houlihan's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Lamb, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Joseph Lamb sees patients in New London, WI and Manawa, WI. His medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Lamb include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Lamb's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamb accepts. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Sports ... (Read 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.