We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept HealthLink PPO near Oak Park, IL.

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Aasita Nitin Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7035 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL

Dr. Aasita Patel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Patel completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Aor ... (Read more)

Dr Jeffrey H Freihage MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
7035 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Freihage specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Oak Park, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Freihage is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Freihage attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Freihage's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Aor ... (Read more)

Crystal A Peoples MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
6723 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL

Dr. Crystal Peoples' area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stress management. Dr. Peoples is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Peoples studied medicine at Rush Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Peoples is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Weight Management, Diabetes, Stress Management

Dr Sarah Nazeer Siddiqui DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6723 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL

Dr. Sarah Siddiqui's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Siddiqui has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Wounds, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Obesity

Parag M Doshi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 3.73 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
7035 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL

Dr. Parag Doshi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cardiac risk reduction, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. Dr. Doshi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Doshi's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Ablation, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Aor ... (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.

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