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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept POMCO near Burlington, VT.

Dr. Roger George Ishac MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Adult Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, McClure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
(802) 847-4600

Dr. Roger Ishac works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Ishac (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Ishac's clinical interests include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. Before performing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Ishac attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Varun Agrawal MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 South Prospect Street; Rehab, Level 2
Burlington, VT
(802) 847-3572

Dr. Varun Agrawal is an adult nephrology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Agrawal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Agrawal include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic nephropathy. He obtained his medical school training at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertension, Kidney Stones

Dana Gabriela Negoi MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 S. Prospect St. Rehab 2 MS443RE2; FAHC Department of Nephrology
Burlington, VT
(802) 847-3572; (802) 847-4322

Dr. Dana Negoi specializes in adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: glomerulonephritis and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Negoi takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Acute and Chronic Renal Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Packer Guillot MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
Alumni Drive A 121
Burlington, VT
(802) 847-8200; (802) 847-8840

Dr. Ann Guillot is a physician who specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). In her practice, Dr. Guillot focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure) and nephrotic syndrome. Dr. Guillot honors Child Health Plus, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and The Montreal Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Guillot (or staff) speaks Vietnamese, Albanian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Spina Bifida Program, Diseases of the Kidneys, Hypertension, Nephrotic Syndrome

Elizabeth Ak (Alden Kreiling) Kreiling Hunt MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 4
Burlington, VT
(802) 847-8840

Dr. Elizabeth Hunt is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Dr. Hunt has a special interest in acute kidney injury (AKI), hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Hunt attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hunt completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Incontinence/Voiding Dysfunction, Spina ... (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.