We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana POS near Evergreen Park, IL.

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Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3228 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Razzaque's specialty is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity. Dr. Razzaque takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Razzaque attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school. Dr. Razzaque is conversant in Bengali. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju is a nephrologist. In her practice, Dr. Raju focuses on lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Raju attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Dr. Raju is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Palos Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated Dr. Vizinas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas is conversant in Lithuanian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Hugh R Savage, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hugh Savage is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Chicago Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Savage attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Savage (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Zafar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13755 S. Cicero
Crestwood, IL
 

Dr. Zafar Ahmed sees patients in Crestwood, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and Sir Salimullah Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ahmed trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Westlake Hospital. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Bengali. His professional affiliations include MetroSouth Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Ahmed welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Abraham Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas is an adult nephrologist in Evergreen Park, IL, Alsip, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Palos Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and a graduate of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital's residency program. Dr. Thomas (or staff) is conversant in Malay and Malayalam.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Parakrama De Silva, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4248 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Parakrama De Silva is a general internist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Silva has an open panel. After completing medical school at Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. De Silva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Japanese and Sinhala.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

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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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