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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh welcomes new patients.

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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. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Xu include general care. Dr. Xu is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Delange is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients. Dr. Delange graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Delange is conversant in 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 specializes in general internal medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rasak's areas of expertise include the following: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Rasak's 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 San Leandro, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and general care. Dr. Rajah's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rajah honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Ceylon, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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

Dr. Amita Sharma is a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for her residency. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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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 is a family medicine physician in San Leandro, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson's areas of expertise include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robertson's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghevariya include general care. Dr. Ghevariya accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She graduated from Saurashtra University. She completed her residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ghevariya offers interpreting services for Fijian, Gujarati, and Samoan-speaking patients. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Ghevariya focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Mumbai, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. His training includes a residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Ghevariya (or staff) speaks Chinese and Russian. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Ghevariya's professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Ghevariya is open to 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.

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