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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fletcher include stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Fletcher is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a family practice physician in New London, WI. Before performing Dr. Haroldson's residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Haroldson attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Haroldson's clinical interests include colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Dr. Haroldson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Haroldson is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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 is a New London, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Fuhrmann's clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Timothy Houlihan practices family medicine in New London, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Houlihan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program for residency. 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 practices family medicine in New London, WI and Manawa, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lamb include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. 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.