We found 28 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Anthem near Los Altos, CA.

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

Dr. Roger Winkle's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkle welcomes 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. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is an adult cardiology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on heart problems. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Tsai accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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
East Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kong's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lissin focuses on heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lissin accepts. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lissin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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 an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His areas of expertise include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. 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. Marina L Tostado, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
701 E El Camnio Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Marina Tostado's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Tostado an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tostado accepts. She is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Tostado attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care

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. Dr. Ruder has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruder takes. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Ruder attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Ruder is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network 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. 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. Claire accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. Her areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Dibiase performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Dibiase's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Geoffrey J Yoon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Yoon's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In Dr. Yoon's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Yoon is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramrakhiani include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramrakhiani is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Yaara Dror, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Yaara Dror works as a family medicine practitioner in Mountain View, CA. She is conversant in Hebrew. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Dror is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dror attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. She trained at San Francisco General Hospital for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dror honors. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Deepu S Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Deepu Nair's medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nair takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Washington University in St. Louis 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)

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Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sturzu studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturzu honors. Dr. Sturzu is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Engel focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Engel is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Engel is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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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