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We found 5 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jose include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Jose takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Jose speaks Medical Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ericson include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center. Dr. Ericson (or staff) speaks Swedish and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Ericson 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. Joan L Smith-Maclean, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2030 Sutter Place; #2000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Joan Smith-Maclean works as a family medicine practitioner in Davis, CA. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Smith-Maclean is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 works as a general internist in Davis, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Droubay include general care. Dr. Droubay is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Droubay attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Droubay's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Allison Alcalay is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine. In her practice, Dr. Alcalay focuses on general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Alcalay a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alcalay honors. 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. Dr. Alcalay is professionally 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.