We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Select near Willoughby, OH.

Dr. Jamal M Azem, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 330a; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Jamal Azem practices adult nephrology in Willoughby, OH, Concord, OH, and Bedford, OH. Before performing his residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Azem attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Azem focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. Dr. Azem is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Azem honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery practices general internal medicine in Willoughby, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Turc-Convery include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Turc-Convery's medical residency was performed at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. Andrew Kwabena Brobbey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B16
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Andrew Brobbey's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brobbey include male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Brobbey completed a residency program at Huron Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brobbey takes.

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Dr. Marc D Schrode, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 120; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marc Schrode is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schrode include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Schrode is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schrode is affiliated with Lake Health.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marwan Nasif practices adult cardiology in Concord Township, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Nasif's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nephrology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 330a; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Lachille Rashid works as a nephrologist in Concord, OH, Bedford, OH, and Mentor, OH. In Ms. Rashid's practice, she is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney failure, and dialysis. She takes AARP, Anthem, and Medical Mutual, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Dialysis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure

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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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