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, who practices in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mukherjee takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mukherjee welcomes 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 General Internal Medicine
420 East Main Street; Building 2, Suite 3
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Belinda Chan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Chan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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

Dr. David Simon is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Simon completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Dialysis

Specializes in Family Medicine
652 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss' area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weiss honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is open to new patients. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Freed is a specialist in adult cardiology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freed attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Freed 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 Adult Nephrology
420 East Main Street; Building 2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Bayode Afolalu specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Afolalu is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afolalu accepts. He 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 General Internal Medicine
5 Durham Road; Building 3
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Fraser Lawrence's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lawrence attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawrence takes. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

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

Dr. Gregory Mulvey is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is 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 accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes 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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