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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's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Neenah, WI, Appleton, WI, and Clintonville, WI. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fletcher attended Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Fletcher is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Haroldson is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Haroldson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Haroldson's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haroldson honors. 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's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuhrmann honors. Dr. Fuhrmann attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Fuhrmann's training includes a residency program 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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Houlihan's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Houlihan honors 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. Joseph R Lamb, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1405 Mill Street
New London, WI
 

Dr. Joseph Lamb's area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lamb average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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.