We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan near Patchogue, NY.
Dr. Robert Bobrow is a family practice physician in Patchogue, NY and Southampton, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bobrow include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bobrow accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Bobrow is affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare). He is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Gwendolyn Stretch specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Stretch takes Viant, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.
Dr. Jedan Phillips' medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Phillips (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. These areas are among Dr. Phillips's clinical interests: diabetes, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.
Dr. Michael Demishev is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) specialist in Bohemia, NY and East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Demishev include amniocentesis, high risk pregnancy, and prenatal diagnosis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demishev honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Demishev attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Demishev is affiliated with Winthrop-University Hospital.
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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.