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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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Roger Ishac works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ishac include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ishac studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Staten Island University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Ishac is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Varun Agrawal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 South Prospect Street; Rehab, Level 2
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Varun Agrawal's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has a special interest in kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic nephropathy. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agrawal attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Agrawal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Dana Gabriela Negoi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1 S. Prospect St. Rehab 2 Ms443re2; Fahc Department of Nephrology
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Dana Negoi is an adult nephrologist. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Negoi's areas of expertise consist of glomerulonephritis and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension

Dr. Ann Packer Guillot, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
Alumni Drive A 121
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Ann Guillot is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Burlington, VT. Her areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure) and nephrotic syndrome. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and The Montreal Children's Hospital, Dr. Guillot attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Guillot (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese, Albanian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Hypertension

Dr. Elizabeth Alden Kreiling Kreiling Hunt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hunt is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Burlington, VT. Her areas of expertise include acute kidney injury (AKI), hypertension (high blood pressure), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Hunt takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hunt attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Incontinence, Chronic Kidney Disease, Spina Bifida, Hypertension

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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.