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. Dr. Jose obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Jose is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to 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. Richard P Ericson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2030 Sutter Place; #1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Richard Ericson works as a cardiologist. In his practice, Dr. Ericson focuses on heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Ericson 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. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Spanish.

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

Dr. Joan Smith-Maclean sees patients in Davis, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Smith-Maclean's areas of expertise include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Smith-Maclean is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Peter Droubay specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Davis, CA. Dr. Droubay has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Droubay attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, General Care, Alternative Medicine, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Elisabeth Abdin's specialty is general internal medicine. She is especially interested in general care. Dr. Abdin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abdin has an open panel.

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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 is an internal medicine hospitalist in Davis, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alcalay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Alcalay is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes 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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