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

Dr. Belinda Chan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chan honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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 affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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)

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

Dr. Sandip Mukherjee sees patients in Orange, CT, North Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mukherjee takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Mukherjee (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee 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)

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

Dr. Bayode Afolalu is a nephrologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Afolalu is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Afolalu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. David Simon's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Simon speaks Spanish. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
652 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss practices family medicine in Guilford, CT and Centerbrook, CT. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed works as a cardiologist in North Haven, CT, Orange, CT, and Guilford, CT. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Freed average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fraser Lawrence practices general internal medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Lawrence accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lawrence's office for an appointment.

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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. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mulvey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Mulvey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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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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