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What’s Your Blood Pressure?

Know What the Numbers Mean

A blood pressure screening will typically be the first procedure for every visit to a health care provider, no matter what the appointment is for. It’s a routine test that providers use to manage heart health and identify people who might be at risk for heart disease or stroke.  In these short videos, Community Health Clinical Director Claudia Courcelle shares important information about how to get an accurate reading and how to read the numbers.

The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to be tested. And once you are tested you need to be familiar with what the numbers mean. Watch this short video to learn more.

If you have questions about blood pressure screening or how to keep your heart healthy, call Community Health for an appointment and speak with a health care provider. Check our YouTube channel for other videos and learn more health tips from Community Health.

Claudia Courcelle, RN, BSN, MSA, Community Health Clinical Director, joined Community Health in 2008. Educated at New York City’s Hunter College Bellevue School of Nursing, Courcelle has worked in medical-surgical nursing, emergency department, endoscopy as a certified gastroenterology nurse and, before joining Community Health, was a staff development specialist at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). Overseeing the Community Health’s care management program, Courcelle has helped develop a robust program with care managers in all Community Health practices, working closely with RRMC and other community partners.

Community Health is Vermont’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a network of primary care, pediatric, behavioral health, dental and pharmacy services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, Community Health Pediatrics is in Rutland and Behavioral Health services are available at all of our locations. Community Health Express Care Centers, open 7 days a week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers.

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