Clinic hours are now 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday and 8am - 1pm on Saturday at Pine Ridge, and closed on Sunday. Pittsboro is open 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday. We also have TELEMED services for the patients who cannot make it into the office. For the patients that do come to the office, we practice social distancing in the offices and all patients are screened prior to entering the office.

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(919) 775-3020

3072 S Horner Blvd Sanford, NC 27332

(919) 542-4450

628 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

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    "I chose this field for the opportunity to treat a variety of illnesses in all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics. As an emergency room physician, I provided medical care and surgical intervention for acute trauma and acute and chronic illnesses."

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    "I chose to practice emergency medicine and urgent care medicine for the sheer pleasure of dealing with the immediate problems and the gratification of seeing an immediate outcome."

Welcome to our health library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.


Many people call it the “silent killer” because it manifests no signs or symptoms. High blood pressure is a potentially dangerous condition, which contributes to having a higher risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. With regular checkups and timely medical intervention, you can prevent the life-threatening effects of high blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Basic

As the heart pumps blood, it produces force as the blood pushes against the blood vessel. This force is quantified in the form of blood pressure.

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a potentially dangerous condition because it causes the heart muscles to work harder. This condition also increases the risk of hardening the blood vessels, which contributes to a variety of life-threatening health disorders like atherosclerosis, heart failure or attack, stroke and kidney disease.

Normal blood pressure is 120/80. There are two stages in high blood pressure: Stage 1 ranges from 140/90 to 159/99 while Stage 2 is from 160/100 and above.

There are several causes of high blood pressure:

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Leading a lethargic or inactive lifestyle
  • High-sodium diet
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Stress
  • Advanced age
  • Family history of high blood pressure

You can reach us at 919-775-3020 (Sanford) or 919-542-4450 (Pittsboro). For your convenience, fill out our Request an Appointment form.