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We found 9 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
20700 Lake Chabot Road; #107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh practices adult cardiology in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abudayeh at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ling Xu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
20130 Lake Chabot Road; Suite #307
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ling Xu's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Xu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Xu include general care. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Xu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Biopsy, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Issues, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Dayton Delange, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
22298 Main Street; Suite A
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Michael Delange specializes in family medicine. Dr. Delange's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass general care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Northridge Hospital Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Delange is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ratnasothy S Rajah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13847 E. 14th Street; Suite 216
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ratnasothy Rajah works as a general internist and geriatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajah is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and general care. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rajah's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Rajah attended the University of Ceylon for medical school. Dr. Rajah (or staff) speaks Tamil. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma specializes in family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Sharma a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Sharma studied medicine at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Migraine, Depression, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Adolescent Issues, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Porter Drive; Suite 300
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Jon Rasak practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rasak speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave Dr. Rasak an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rasak accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson specializes in family medicine. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Robertson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Nehal V Ghevariya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13847 E 14th Street; Suite 115
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Nehal Ghevariya is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ghevariya include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Saurashtra University. For her residency, Dr. Ghevariya trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya offers language support for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Vishal D Ghevariya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 104
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Vishal Ghevariya is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ghevariya (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish-speaking patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghevariya include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Ghevariya's professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya's residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

The heart pumps blood through stretchy tubes called arteries to all the tissues of the body. The force of the blood moving through those tubes is called blood pressure. If blood pressure is too high, and the tubes stretch out too far, serious symptoms can sometimes develop. The heart has to work harder to pump blood into stretched vessels, and this can lead to damage to the heart muscle. Blood vessels can be weakened by overstretching, and can burst open. This causes a stroke or aneurysm. Sometimes arteries under high blood pressure develop tiny tears along their surface. These rough edges can attract platelets, forming a clot. Clots can block arteries and cause tissue damage to the areas beyond the clot, if they don’t get enough oxygen. If the clot blocks an artery entirely it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure is measured by two numbers, called systolic and diastolic, which are written one over the other. The top number, systolic, measures the pressure inside the arteries when the heart is contracting. The bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure when the heart is relaxed and refilling. A healthy blood pressure is considered to be less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg usually requires treatment.

High blood pressure can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet low in sodium, exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. If that is not enough, there are medications such as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors that can help.