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Health & Wellness Ministry

At ICC, we believe a healthy mind and body are just as important as a healthy soul. By having a holistic approach to health and wellness, we active our faith with action in order to obtain healthy lifestyles and ultimately to help advance the kingdom of God!

Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

- 3 John 1:2 (AMP)

Healthy Mind.
Healthy Body.
Healthy Soul.

More About: High Blood Pressure
What is it?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is blood pressure that is consistently above normal. Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg.

Why is it important?

Often times high blood pressure is not associated with any signs or symptoms. For this reason, it is important to monitor your blood pressure regularly. Uncontrolled blood pressure can cause damage to organs such as your heart, kidneys, brain, and eyes as well as can put you at increased risk for many other health problems including but not limited to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Did you know?

High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. You might not have symptoms, but it’s a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

How to prevent it!

Prevention can be achieved by making lifestyle modifications such as:

  • Getting at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week (30 minutes, 5 days a week)

  • Not smoking

  • Eating a healthy diet, including limiting sodium/salt & alcohol

  • Keeping a healthy weight

  • Managing stress

How to treat it!

Managing high blood pressure is critical and these steps can help:

  • Measure your blood pressure routinely at home and/or at your medical provider's office. Make sure to check your blood pressure correctly and record the readings.

  • Take any medicine prescribed by your healthcare provider as instructed. Ask questions for clarification before starting any new medications and never stop taking medications without talking to your provider first.

  • Make the lifestyle modifications (i.e. exercise, diet) mentioned above.

  • Manage other medical conditions, such as diabetes.

  • Partner with your health care team with routine visits and an established and well understood treatment plan.


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Have you seen your doctor recently?

  1. Schedule routine appointments with your doctor.

    • Ask your doctor how often you should schedule visits to effectively manage your health.

  2. Ask your doctor questions.

    • Write down questions as you think of them to bring into your next doctor's appointments.

    • Ask how you can routinely monitor your disease at home.

  3. Take ownership of your health!

    • Have a list of your medications with name of the medicine, the dosage, and when you take the medicine.​

    • Keep track and attend all medical appointments.

Drs. Alex & Melynda Robertson

Graduates of Meharry Medical College in May of 2022, Dr. Alex C. Robertson is a Family Medicine Resident Physician at LSU and Dr. Melynda Robertson is an Internal Medicine Resident Physician at Tulane, both in New Orleans, LA. Drs. Robertson routinely update this site with information as well as provide announcements during church services from time to time.


The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images, and other material contained on this website are for general informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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