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 works as an internist in Marina Del Rey, CA. Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests include warts, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tonsilitis. Dr. Lang is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Lang studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Press's areas of expertise include the following: heart biopsy, atherosclerosis, and 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 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, Dr. Press 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 practices general internal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Dr. Melamed has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Melamed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian.

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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
100 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 690
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Khorsan is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Before performing his residency at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Khorsan attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khorsan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Vorobiof specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vorobiof include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Groote Schuur Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: 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. He 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 works as a family practice physician. Dr. Sheikh obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheikh include warts, snoring, and sports physicals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally 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)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andrews include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Andrews attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Andrews 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)

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

Dr. Karol Watson is a cardiologist in Los Angeles, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Watson include atherosclerosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and angina. Dr. Watson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Watson (or staff) speaks the following 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. Dr. Shah is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is an internist. These areas are among Dr. Rouhani Sisan's clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Rouhani Sisan attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Rouhani Sisan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Rouhani Sisan's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast, Providence Medical Institute, and PIH Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Aggarwal completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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 Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
414 N Camden Drive; Suite 1100 Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern Calif
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Karlsberg's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), heart valve disease, and angina. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Karlsberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Karlsberg attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Karlsberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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)

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

Dr. Stephen Copen is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Patient ratings for Dr. Copen average 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), glomerulonephritis, and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. Copen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Copen attended Rush Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he 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

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

Dr. Esther Baik specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baik include depression, snoring, and sports physicals. Dr. Baik is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Baik has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baik has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 works as an adult nephrologist in Los Angeles, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Nicholas has indicated that her clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. 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 and then went on to complete her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shamsa's clinical interests include heart valve disease, atherosclerosis, and angina. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shamsa (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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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