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We found 3 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Coventry Gold near Plainsboro, NJ.

Dr. Harish Mohan Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 Plainsboro Road, Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Medical Arts Pavilion
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sehdev attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sehdev include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road, Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine; Medical Arts Pavilion
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Debbs include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Debbs honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Debbs has an open panel. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Myriam A J Mondestin-Sorrentino, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 180
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Myriam Mondestin-Sorrentino's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.