We found 56 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna PPO near Downers Grove, IL.

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Dr. Iram Aleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2500 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 230; Suite 205
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Iram Ahmed works as a general internist. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended Sindh Medical College and Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

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Dr. Christopher G Santi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Santi works as a general internist and pediatrician. His areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Santi attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Santi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma

Dr. Jon Potter Aagaard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 210
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jon Aagaard is a family medicine physician. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Rockford. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and obesity. Dr. Aagaard has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Aagaard has an open panel.

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All Interests: Primary Care, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity, Newborn Care, Asthma

Dr. Beth E Larson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 110
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Beth Larson practices family medicine in Wheaton, IL. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include diabetes, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Larson's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Jane Elizabeth Thwaites, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jane Larsen's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Larsen graduated from The University of Manchester School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larsen include diabetes, newborn care, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, Newborn Care, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Dejan Rikert, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
150 E. Willow Avenue; Suite 300
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Dejan Rikert specializes in family medicine. Dr. Rikert attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Resurrection Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, primary care, and newborn care. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian and Serbian. Dr. Rikert is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michelle Marie Hephner, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Hephner specializes in family medicine and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hephner include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hephner has an open panel.

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Dr. Douglas A Ambler, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Ambler is a Wheaton, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Ambler attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ambler accepts. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Peter J Furey, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Peter Furey works as a general internist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Furey attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furey include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Anxiety Disorders

Dr. Rita Joanne Herzing, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Rita Herzing is an internist in Wheaton, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Herzing's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Herzing's office for an appointment. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Jordan Lee Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jordan Weinstein's area of specialization is adult cardiology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Weinstein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinstein's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jay J Seymour, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Jay Seymour specializes in family medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Seymour's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Seymour is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Seymour attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Anis A Rauf, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Anis Rauf works as a nephrologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Lombard, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Rauf studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rauf (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Dr. Caroline M Wolfe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Caroline Wolfe specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolfe include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Wolfe has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Wolfe is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 210
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ross works as an adult cardiologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Ross's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ross is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Sean M Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1019 School Street
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Sean Cahill practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Lisle, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Cahill has indicated that his clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Cahill is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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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