We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana Gold near Cleveland, OH.

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Dr. James Gregory Rosencrance, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code G10
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. James Rosencrance specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Dr. Rosencrance attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, High Cholesterol

Dr. Kareem M Abu-Elmagd, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A100
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in transplant surgery. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Abu-Elmagd's clinical interests include small intestine disorders and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Abu-Elmagd attended medical school at Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Small Intestine Disorders

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tzakis at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tzakis takes. Dr. Tzakis graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's professional training, Dr. Tzakis completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bijan Eghtesad, MD
Specializes in Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Bijan Eghtesad is a physician who specializes in surgery. He speaks Persian. These areas are among Dr. Eghtesad's clinical interests: extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, pancreas transplant, and gallbladder cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing his residency at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Eghtesad attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Eghtesad average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eghtesad honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hepatectomy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Barnes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A-51
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Barnes is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Barnes's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnes is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Koji Hashimoto, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; # A110
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Koji Hashimoto is a transplant surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Hashimoto's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and soft tissue sarcoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Hashimoto is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Abdominal ... (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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