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

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

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and depression. Dr. Aggarwal honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aggarwal trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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' medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Press is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Press completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Press include heart biopsy, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Press is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Press 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. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 works as a general internist in Beverly Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Melamed's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Melamed attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Melamed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. William Gerald Lang, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; #111
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. William Lang's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lang completed residency programs at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lang include warts, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tonsilitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lang accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lang 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. Gabriel Vorobiof, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof practices adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Groote Schuur Hospital. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Vorobiof is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Vorobiof (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Afrikaans. Dr. Vorobiof is professionally 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 General Internal Medicine
200 N Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Andrews works as a general internist. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Andrews is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He 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).

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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 patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Sheikh's clinical interests: warts, snoring, and sports physicals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Sheikh is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Karol Elizabeth Watson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue; A2-237 Chs
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Karol Watson is an adult cardiologist in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Dr. Watson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Watson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her distinctions 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. Dr. Watson 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. 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 and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Farid is conversant in Arabic. He is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. 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: Hypertension

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. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Nicholas is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicholas honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Nicholas speaks Spanish. She 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Shamsa include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Shamsa's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Shamsa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Reza Khorsan's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol problems (lipid disorders), and kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Khorsan 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Samuel Daneshvar specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Daneshvar's areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Daneshvar is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is an in-network provider 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: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronald Karlsberg specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Karlsberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karlsberg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Stephen Copen's specialty is adult nephrology. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Copen include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Patient ratings for Dr. Copen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Copen is 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; Suite 303
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Esther Baik practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Baik average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baik's areas of expertise include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Baik is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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.