We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Premier near Oshkosh, WI.

Dr. Rimas V Janusonis, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
855 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Rimas Janusonis is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Janusonis include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at PinnacleHealth. Dr. Janusonis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Lithuanian. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Thomas Joseph Lewandowski, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
600 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Lewandowski is an adult cardiology specialist in Neenah, WI, Appleton, WI, and Oshkosh, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewandowski include stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lewandowski graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Eric A Smiltneek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
855 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Eric Smiltneek works as a family medicine practitioner in Oshkosh, WI. Dr. Smiltneek studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee for his residency. His clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Sharon M Bartosh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Nephrology
855 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Sharon Bartosh is a medical specialist in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), renal (kidney) biopsy, and kidney transplant. Dr. Bartosh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Andrew J Collins, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
855 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Andrew Collins specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Oshkosh, WI and Shawano, WI. His clinical interests include menstrual disorders, cryotherapy, and migraine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Collins graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Collins trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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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