We found 20 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Smith is especially interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In Dr. Kong's practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kong honors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is a cardiologist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. Dr. Tsai is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai takes. Dr. Tsai attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsai is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Benedick's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lissin takes. Dr. Lissin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lissin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
265 Campus Drive; G1105 Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu's specialty is adult cardiology. In Dr. Sturzu's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturzu takes. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Sturzu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase works as an adult cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Dibiase is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibiase's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Winkle a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is especially interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Margie Dee Lim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
805 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 100
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Margie Lim's specialty is general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Lim focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lim attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lim has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Ramrakhiani's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. For her professional training, Dr. Ramrakhiani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Engel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Herr obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ruder include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Ruder attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Amy L Muzaffar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Muzaffar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Muzaffar is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muzaffar's areas of expertise include the following: hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzaffar attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Shiv M Jain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Shiv Jain practices family medicine in Los Altos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Jain performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Jain is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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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