Capital Health Primary Care – Lawrenceville has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for its commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among patients in the greater Mercer County region, earning Silver level recognition as part of the 2021 Target: BP™ Recognition Program. The Silver award recognizes practices that demonstrate Capital Health Primary Care – Lawrenceville's commitment to improving blood pressure control through measurement accuracy.
Hypertension (high BP) is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and preventable death in the U.S. In addition, these are 121.5 million adults living with high BP and less than half of those people have their BP under control¹ – making both diagnosing and effectively managing hypertension critical. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than other causes.
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the AHA and the AMA aimed at reducing the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems, and patients to prioritize BP control. The Target: BP Recognition Program celebrates physician practices and health systems, who treat patients with hypertension, for achieving BP control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. These achievements will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of Americans who suffer heart attacks and strokes.
"We applaud the Capital Health Primary Care – Lawrenceville team and their commitment to the health and well-being of their community," said Dr. Jerrold Gertzman, medical director of Capital Health Medical Group – Primary Care. "We are proud of all they have accomplished and look forward to seeing how their continued efforts improve the lives of patients in Mercer County."
Capital Health Primary Care – Lawrenceville is led by board certified physicians Dr. Diana Bush, Dr. Srivani Rachakonda, and Dr. Khurram Zubair, in addition to nurse practitioner Stephanie Shapiro and physician assistant Jacqueline Ritter. The team of providers offers services to prevent illness, handle everyday medical needs, manage chronic health and women's health issues, and provides care for patients of all ages (infant and older). To schedule an appointment at Capital Health Primary Care – Lawrenceville, call 609.815.7270 or visit capitalhealth.org/lawrenceville.
¹ J Circulation; Table 8-1