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We found 6 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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abudayeh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He 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. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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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 is an internist in Castro Valley, CA. She has a special interest in general care. Dr. Xu has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Xu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Xu is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Delange's specialty is family medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. Dr. Delange is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delange's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Delange attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Jon Rasak's medical specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rasak include tonsilitis, contraception (birth control), and depression. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Rasak takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 a general internist and geriatrician in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Rajah (or staff) is conversant in Tamil. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. He has a special interest in general care. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He attended the University of Ceylon and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Rajah is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajah has an open panel.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Sharma a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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.