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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Plainsboro, NJ.

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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's specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sehdev include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Dr. Sehdev's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sehdev's distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Debbs graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Debbs trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Debbs 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. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino include high risk pregnancy, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. Dr. Mondestin-Sorrentino is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Lisa D Levine, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 180
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Levine's areas of specialization are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include amniocentesis, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Levine accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Levine performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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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.