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 specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Dr. Mehta's clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Mehta has received the following distinction: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

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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 sees patients in Monroe, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. Dr. Sterman is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sterman takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Excellence In Teaching award - Saint Peters University Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology; he sees patients in Jamesburg, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. Dr. Dwivedi's clinical interests include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dwivedi has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a general internist and nephrologist. Dr. Ahuja's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency.

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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.