We found 8 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept ConnectiCare near Guilford, CT.

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

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Mukherjee completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali.

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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)

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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chan attended Yale School of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed's specialty is adult cardiology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Freed is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Freed's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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)

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

Dr. David Simon's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Simon's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Simon performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Bayode Afolalu's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Afolalu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Afolalu speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
652 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss' medical specialty is family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Weiss honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Fraser Lawrence is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Lawrence attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawrence takes. Dr. Lawrence is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Durham Road; Building 3, Unit C-1
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Mulvey sees patients in Guilford, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Mulvey attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Hypertension

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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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