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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Kong completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Vivian Tsai specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Tsai average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsai has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Benedick's areas of expertise consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benedick's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lissin focuses on heart problems. Dr. Lissin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lissin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Sturzu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sturzu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dibiase include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibiase's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional 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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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 sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Claire include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire is open to 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 is a general internist. Dr. Lim studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include general care. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Lim is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Ramrakhiani an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. She trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Gregory Engel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Engel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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

Dr. Jared Herr practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herr include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Herr is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

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. On average, patients gave Dr. Muzaffar a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Muzaffar include hospice (end-of-life care), tuberculosis (TB), and general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muzaffar takes. Unfortunately, Dr. Muzaffar is not currently accepting new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, General Care, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Ruder is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ruder's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Ruder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Edward Temple Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Edward Anderson's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Anderson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. Dr. Anderson has an open panel.

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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.