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. Dr. Abudayeh has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abudayeh accepts. Dr. Abudayeh is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Xu is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in general care. She is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Xu honors. Dr. Xu's practice is open to new patients. Her training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese.

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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 practices family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delange is especially interested in general care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Delange accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Northridge Hospital Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Rasak speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Rasak performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The average patient rating for Dr. Rasak is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 sees patients in San Leandro, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Rajah's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders and general care. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Ceylon. Dr. Rajah trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajah honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Sharma is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. After completing medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, she performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sharma's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Robertson include general care. Dr. Robertson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. In Dr. Ghevariya's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ghevariya attended Saurashtra University for medical school. She offers interpreting services for patients who speak Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan. Dr. Ghevariya is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghevariya include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Ghevariya accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mumbai, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and then he performed his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ghevariya (or staff) speaks Chinese and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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.

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