We found 106 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Culver City, CA.

Dr. Marcella Anne Calfon Press, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 630 West
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marcella Press is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. In addition to English, Dr. Press speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include heart biopsy, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Press attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Press takes. Dr. Press has received professional recognition including the following: William A. Schreyer Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital- Department of Cardiology; New York University School of Medicine- Eve R. Flechner Award- Department of Medicine; and New York University School of Medicine- Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Heart Biopsy, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Atherosclerosis, Angina, Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Gerald Lang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; #111
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. William Lang is an internist. In addition to English, Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lang's areas of expertise include warts, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tonsilitis. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Lang graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Heartburn, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhad Joseph Melamed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
150 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suites 115 and 205
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Melamed is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Melamed (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Melamed include obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Melamed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Melamed attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Melamed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Melamed has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Type 1 Diabetes, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Weight Loss, Indigestion, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite 111
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Firoz Sheikh specializes in family medicine and practices in Marina Del Rey, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh's areas of expertise include warts, snoring, and sports physicals. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Sheikh obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Heartburn, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdolreza Khorsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 690
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Khorsan is an adult nephrology specialist. Dr. Khorsan's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khorsan welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Cholesterol Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Vorobiof's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Groote Schuur Hospital. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Star Award of Excellence, U. Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry; and ACCF Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Award, American College of Cardiology Foundation. Dr. Vorobiof (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Afrikaans. Dr. Vorobiof is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, CT Coronary Angiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
8631 W 3rd Street; #1140e
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Copen's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Copen include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Copen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Nephrotic Syndrome, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Andrews is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Contraception, Edema, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; A2-237 Chs
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Karol Watson's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Her areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Dr. Watson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Watson include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Watson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janki Bhuva Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Janki Shah's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society- Keck USC School of medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Olcay Aksoy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Olcay Aksoy is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Los Angeles, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Aksoy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Aksoy attended Duke University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aksoy include: Southern California Rising Stars; Super Doctor Rising Star; and Super Doctor Rising Star Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award. He speaks Turkish. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Valvuloplasty, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Culver City, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and West Hollywood, CA. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aggarwal include depression, heart problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aggarwal trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Aggarwal has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Neck Pain, Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Weight Management, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Farid Fayek Farid, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 Medical Plaza; #214, 365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Farid Farid specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Farid obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
200 N. Robertson Boulevard; Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Esther Baik practices general internal medicine. She speaks Korean. Her clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Baik is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Baik attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Baik average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Susanne Bernadette Nicholas, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
200 Medical Plaza; #365, 530, 420, 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Susanne Nicholas specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Nicholas attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System for her residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Mats Wahlstrom Visiting Professor, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension; the University of Colorado Anschutz, Medical Campus; and Minority Access, Inc. National Role Model Faculty Researcher Award. Dr. Nicholas is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Kamran Shamsa, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Cardiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; Ucla Med Center, Chs 16-155
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Shamsa practices adult cardiology in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Shamsa's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shamsa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.