We found 18 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Ira Steven Meisels, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Meisels practices adult nephrology in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Meisels's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Meisels honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meisels attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Steven Jeffrey Gruber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
350 E 17th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Gruber, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Gruber (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Yiddish. His areas of expertise include the following: renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Gruber obtained his medical school training at Newcastle University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruber is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors New York Super Doctors. Dr. Gruber has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Louis Meyer, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
110 East 59 Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Meyer's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Meyer's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and coronary artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Meyer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Meyer has received the distinction of Fellow NY Academy of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Meyer (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease

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Dr. Richard Louis Peter Mueller, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 E 55th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Mueller works as an adult cardiologist in New York, NY. Dr. Mueller speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mueller accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Transcranial Doppler, Cardiac Stress Testing, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Wayne Olin, DO
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
Mount Sinai Medical Center; One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Olin specializes in adult nephrology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Olin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, raynaud's, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Olin has received distinctions including Associate Editor, Journal of the American College of Cardiology American College of Cardiology; Scientific Program Committee American College of Cardiology; and Associate Editor Vascular Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Deep Vein ... (Read more)

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Dr. Valentin D Fuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1190 Fifth Avenue, Guggenheim Pavillion; Main Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Valentin Fuster practices adult cardiology in New York, NY. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fuster include atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Fuster has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinctions: Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts; Living Legend Award in Cardiovascular Diseases University of Ottawa; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Fuster (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Mitral Regurgitation, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Alfred Vassalotti, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5 East 98th Street, Box 1118; Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Vassalotti practices adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Vassalotti graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Vassalotti has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Vassalotti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Renal Artery Stenosis, Acute Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
120 East 16th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brent Williams is an adult nephrologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include chronic kidney failure, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Williams honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asha Tendayi Logan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
186 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Asha Logan is an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Logan is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Logan trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Logan is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, General Care

Dr. Sammy Chitayat, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
110 East 59th Street; Suite 9a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sammy Chitayat's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Sapienza University of Rome. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chitayat include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cognitive disorders. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chitayat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chitayat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Herpes, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anip Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
36 W. 60th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anip Bansal sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr. Bansal performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Bansal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Warren Chin works as a cardiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include heart problems and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems

Dr. Roy Alan Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 West 59th Street; Suite 8a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roy Cohen is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and type 2 diabetes. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, General Care

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
409 E 14 Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. John Coyne is a general internist in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Coyne is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Coyne has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma

Dr. Jeffrey Martin Saland, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Other
5 East 98th Street, Faculty Practice Associates; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Saland, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Saland graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Saland include kidney stones, hyperparathyroidism, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and NY Magazine Best Doctors. Dr. Saland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Saland welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Corinne Benchimol, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Other
5 E 98th Street, Fpa Pediatric Nephrology; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Corinne Benchimol works as a pediatric nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Benchimol include vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Miami Children's Hospital's residency program. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Benchimol (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Benchimol is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cyst, Bladder Problems, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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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.