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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept QualCare near Monroe, NJ.

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Dr. Ojas R Mehta, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe Township, NJ
 

Dr. Ojas Mehta is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Mehta attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mehta has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Paul Lawrence Sterman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe Township, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Sterman specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Sterman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. He has received the following distinction: Excellence In Teaching award - Saint Peters University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Shaunak A Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe Township, NJ
 

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Dwivedi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe, NJ
 

Dr. Kavita Ahuja's medical specialty is general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.