We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna near Davis, CA.

Dr. Powell O Jose, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2030 Sutter Place; #1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Powell Jose specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA, Fairfield, CA, and Davis, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jose include heart problems. Dr. Jose honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Jose's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Nuclear ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan L Smith-Maclean, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; #2000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Joan Smith-Maclean's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Smith-Maclean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Smith-Maclean performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Circumcision, Exercise Physiology, Hypertension, Migraine, Obesity, General Care, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Ericson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2030 Sutter Place; #1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ericson's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Ericson focuses on heart problems. Dr. Ericson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. Dr. Ericson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter E Droubay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; #1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Peter Droubay's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Droubay has a special interest in general care. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, General Care, Complementary or Alternative Therapy, Preventive Care, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth Abdin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Abdin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abdin include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abdin attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison D Alcalay, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Allison Alcalay's area of specialization is adult hospital medicine. She is especially interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Alcalay is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Alcalay trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Alcalay is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Heart Failure, Alzheimer's Disease, Menopause, Cancer ... (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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