We found 2 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near Patchogue, NY.

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Dr. Robert S. S Bobrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
31 Oak Street; Suite 3
Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Robert Bobrow's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bobrow is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Bobrow is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jedan Paul Phillips, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
31 Oak Street
Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Jedan Phillips' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Phillips (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. His areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Phillips attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Phillips is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.

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