We found 8 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept TRICARE near Annapolis, MD.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 4.65 stars out of 5 (116 ratings)
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Kelley Sullivan works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sullivan include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Sullivan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sullivan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (117 ratings)
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Lawrence Jacobs' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, aortic disease, and heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jacobs attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Orthostatic Hypotension, Enlarged Heart, Mitral Regurgitation, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Tr ... (Read more)

Alexander Gilbert MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (94 ratings)
888 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Alexander Gilbert is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Gilbert's areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and glomerulonephritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert accepts. Dr. Gilbert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Pheochromocytoma, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 4.81 stars out of 5 (141 ratings)
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD

Dr. John Kennedy works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kennedy include hypertension (high blood pressure) and echocardiogram (echo). He is affiliated with MedStar Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. Dr. Kennedy welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Hypertension, Echocardiogram

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (85 ratings)
2001 Medical Parkway; 4th Floor - Operating Room
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Jennifer Brown works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Before performing Dr. Brown's residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Brown attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Brown is rated highly by Dr. Brown's patients. Dr. Brown honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (134 ratings)
2002 Medical Parkway; Suite 500
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Barbara Bean specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Annapolis, MD and Chester, MD. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bean's areas of expertise include aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bean attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is affiliated with MedStar Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Enlarged Heart, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Hypertension, P ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (146 ratings)
2001 Medical Parkway; 4th Floor - Operating Room
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Valeriani Bead's area of specialization is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Bead's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. Dr. Bead graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Cardiology
Average rating 4.72 stars out of 5 (109 ratings)
2001 Medical Parkway; 4th Floor - Operating Room
Annapolis, MD

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs is a medical specialist in cardiology (heart disease). Her clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with MedStar Health. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Jacobs accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , Hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, ... (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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