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We found 7 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept ConnectiCare near Guilford, CT.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mukherjee average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mukherjee attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
420 East Main Street; Building 2, Suite 3
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Belinda Chan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa A Freed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed is a specialist in adult cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Freed graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
420 East Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Simon's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Simon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simon is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Dialysis

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Specializes in Family Medicine
652 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss' area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cholesterol Problems, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Preventive Care

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
420 East Main Street; Building 2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Bayode Afolalu practices adult nephrology. He studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Afolalu's medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Afolalu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Durham Road; Building 3
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Fraser Lawrence's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lawrence is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Sports Health, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive ... (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.