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We found 3 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near Patchogue, NY.

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

Dr. Robert Bobrow's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His areas of expertise include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Bobrow is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bobrow honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
31 Oak Street
Patchogue, NY
 

Dr. Gwendolyn Stretch practices family medicine. Dr. Stretch graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Stretch include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Stretch speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jedan Phillips specializes in family medicine and practices in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Phillips is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Phillips (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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.