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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Abudayeh average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abudayeh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Ling Xu works as a general internist in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. She has a special interest in general care. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. For her residency, Dr. Xu trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Xu honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Delange sees patients in Hayward, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delange include general care. Dr. Delange's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Northridge Hospital Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Delange is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delange's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Ratnasothy Rajah is a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Rajah's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and general care. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Ceylon. For his residency, Dr. Rajah trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Rajah (or staff) speaks Tamil. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Amita Sharma sees patients in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharma include general care. Dr. Sharma accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sharma graduated from S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She completed her residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jon Rasak's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasak include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Rasak accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rasak is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 practices family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Robertson focuses on general care. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices general internal medicine in San Leandro, CA. She has a special interest in general care. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Ghevariya studied medicine at Saurashtra University. For her professional training, Dr. Ghevariya completed residency programs at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She offers interpreting services for patients who speak Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ghevariya's office for an appointment.

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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 gastroenterologist in Castro Valley, CA, Hayward, CA, and San Leandro, CA. In Dr. Ghevariya's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Ghevariya (or staff) speaks Chinese and Russian. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ghevariya's office for an appointment.

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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.

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