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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 practices family medicine in Oshkosh, WI. Dr. Janusonis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Lithuanian. Clinical interests for Dr. Janusonis include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Janusonis is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at PinnacleHealth for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Lewandowski is a specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Lewandowski's clinical interests: stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lewandowski attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Lewandowski completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Echo, Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Smiltneek is an Oshkosh, WI physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include menopause, menstrual disorders, and cryotherapy. Dr. Smiltneek accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee. Dr. Smiltneek is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sharon Bartosh is a pediatrician and pediatric nephrologist in Madison, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Green Bay, WI. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), renal (kidney) biopsy, and kidney transplant. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Bartosh attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Bartosh is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Andrew Jordan 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include menstrual disorders, cryotherapy, and migraine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Depression, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Circumcision, ... (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.