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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's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Abudayeh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and general care. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Xu trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Xu focuses on general care. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Delange include general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Delange average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delange is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Delange's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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 attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Patients gave Dr. Rasak an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rasak is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 works as an internist and geriatrician in San Leandro, CA. He attended the University of Ceylon for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders and general care. Patients gave Dr. Rajah an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and 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. 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, Dr. Sharma focuses on general care. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Bruce Robertson practices family medicine in San Leandro, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Robertson focuses on general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Robertson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson has received the distinction of 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. He 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 specializes in general internal medicine. After attending Saurashtra University for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Ghevariya honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She offers language support for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Ghevariya welcomes new 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghevariya honors. Dr. Ghevariya attended the University of Mumbai, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Ghevariya (or staff) is conversant in Chinese and Russian. He also offers language support for Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish-speaking patients. He is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.