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Dr. Kayode C Lawrence, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 205
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Kayode Lawrence is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. Dr. Lawrence's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Sunita Goyal Goyal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
40 V - Twin Drive; Suite 205
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Sunita Ray specializes in adult nephrology. Before completing her residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ray attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), hemodialysis, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Ray accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Hemodialysis, End-Stage Renal Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Talbot Lee Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1311 Biglerville Road
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Talbot Smith practices family medicine in Gettysburg, PA. Dr. Smith's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: minor surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and alternative medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at York Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital.

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Dr. Abroo T Mahmood, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
40 V Twin Drive; Suite 204
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Abroo Nawaz is especially interested in diabetes, primary care, and osteoporosis. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women and performed her residency at Forest Park Hospital. Dr. Nawaz (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Primary Care, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes

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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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