We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Peoria, IL.

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Dr. David C Rosborough, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. David Rosborough, who practices in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, and Mendota, IL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Dr. Rosborough's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosborough's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Paul Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Robert Theis Sparrow, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Robert Sparrow specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sparrow include hypertension (high blood pressure), ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Dr. Khaled A Dajani, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5405 N Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Khaled Dajani is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Dajani's professional affiliations include Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Dajani is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gordon W James, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Gordon James' specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. James include hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. James accepts. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Anthony R Horinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Horinek specializes in adult nephrology. He has a special interest in hypertension (high blood pressure), ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), and kidney problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Horinek studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria for his residency. His professional affiliations include OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Luke Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Timothy A Pflederer, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Pflederer sees patients in Peoria, IL. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. In his practice, Dr. Pflederer focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and dialysis. Dr. Pflederer accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Pflederer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for his residency. He is affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis

Dr. Samer B Sader, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 E Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 212
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Samer Sader's specialty is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Sader's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sader is affiliated with OSF St. Mary Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, and OSF Saint Luke Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Catheterization

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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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