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

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

Dr. William Lang is a general internist. Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Lang include warts, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tonsilitis. Dr. Lang is affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Lang attended medical school at 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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. 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Press's clinical interests include heart biopsy, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Press trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Press takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her distinctions include: 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. 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 physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Melamed is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Melamed's clinical interests include obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Melamed studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Melamed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Abdolreza Khorsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1245 16th Street; Suite 309
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Reza Khorsan specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khorsan include hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and kidney transplant. Dr. Khorsan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Providence Saint John's Health Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Khorsan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 545, Cardiovascular Center, 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 545
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Groote Schuur Hospital, Dr. Vorobiof attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 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)

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

Dr. Firoz Sheikh's specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheikh average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheikh include warts, snoring, and sports physicals. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Sheikh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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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)

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

Dr. Karol Watson is an adult cardiology specialist. Her areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Dr. Watson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Watson's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Watson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. She is 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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Shah has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society- Keck USC School of medicine.

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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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4314 W. Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mehran Rouhani Sisan works as a general internist. Dr. Rouhani Sisan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rouhani Sisan include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Rouhani Sisan is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, Providence Medical Institute, and HealthCare Partners IPA - Arta. Dr. Rouhani Sisan attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Richmond University Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Weight Management, Obesity, General Care

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, heart problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Aggarwal is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Aggarwal has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Susanne Nicholas is an adult nephrology specialist. Her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicholas graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She has received the following distinctions: 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nicholas is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsa's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsa is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shamsa completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shamsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

Dr. Steven E Kamara, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6221 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 617
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kamara specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kamara is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamara include hypertension (high blood pressure), asthma, and skin issues. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kamara attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamara (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Olcay Aksoy specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Aksoy speaks Turkish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aksoy include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Aksoy attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Aksoy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Super Doctor Rising Star; and Super Doctor Rising Star Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 220
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Daneshvar is a specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Daneshvar is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
414 N Camden Drive; Suite 1100 Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern Calif
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Karlsberg is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Karlsberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karlsberg include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Karlsberg is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Karlsberg honors 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: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Type 1 Diabetes, Dizziness, Chest Pain, 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.

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