Blood Pressure Machines

Have you ever used those blood pressure machines that you see at supermarkets and drug stores? Unfortunately, they are often inaccurate. They are not frequently calibrated which can lead to erroneous readings.

Also, many times the cuff size is too small which can cause abnormal readings for those with larger arms. The machines are also notoriously wrong on those with severe hypertension. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. Any readings more than 140/90 should be further evaluated by your physician.

Scoop OTP hopes you keep your blood pressure low this holiday season!


Jeffrey A. Donahue earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1992 and completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Alabama College of Community Health Services in 1995. Dr. Donohue received the Resident Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and was the Chief Resident in 1994-1995. He was Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Family Practice in 1995.  Currently, he is the National Medical Director at NexSlim and he is a physician at BridgeMill Family Medical Associates in Canton.