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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include heart biopsy, atherosclerosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Press's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Press trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 practices general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lang's areas of expertise include the following: warts, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tonsilitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lang (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Melamed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. These areas are among Dr. Melamed's clinical interests: obesity, warts, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Melamed's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Melamed honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Firoz Sheikh specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Sheikh is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Sheikh attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sheikh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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 nephrologist in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Khorsan's clinical interests: 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khorsan accepts. He is accepting new patients. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khorsan has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Vorobiof is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vorobiof attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his residency, Dr. Vorobiof trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Groote Schuur Hospital. 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. Dr. Vorobiof (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Afrikaans.

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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)

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

Dr. Vinay Aggarwal specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, heart problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Aggarwal is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Aggarwal's training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aggarwal takes. He 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, Injectable Fillers, Hypertension, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Copen sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Copen's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Copen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. John Andrews sees patients in Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Andrews is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Andrews is 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)

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

Dr. Karol Watson is a cardiologist. Her clinical interests include atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Watson obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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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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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shah has received the distinction of 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Aksoy's clinical interests: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Aksoy has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Super Doctor Rising Star; and Super Doctor Rising Star Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award. He speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Farid Farid is an internist. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Farid completed his residency training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. His areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farid is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hypertension

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

Dr. Esther Baik practices general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Baik is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baik include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baik attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Depression, Pain, Type 1 Diabetes, Hip Problems, Upper Respiratory Infection, Heartburn, ... (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 in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Nicholas is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nicholas include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Nicholas attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicholas has received distinctions including 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.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsa takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsa graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shamsa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Shamsa 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)

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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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