We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. Noreen Felice Rossi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4160 John R; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Noreen Rossi is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Rossi is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rossi has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. She is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Lupus Nephritis, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Daoud Khalil Abu-Hamdan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4160 John R; Harper Professional Building Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Daoud Abu-Hamdan is an adult nephrologist in Detroit, MI. Dr. Abu-Hamdan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Abu-Hamdan (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Hypertension, Hemodialysis

Dr. James Howard Sondheimer, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4160 John R; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. James Sondheimer specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Detroit, MI. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sondheimer accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Sondheimer has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Eric Wynton Ayers, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics
50 E Canfield Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Eric Ayers is an internist, general pediatrician, and adolescent medicine specialist in Detroit, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayers takes. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Hypertension, Sexuality

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Nashat Imran is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), lupus nephritis, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Imran's professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Lupus Nephritis, Medical Education, Kidney Problems

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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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