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We found 24 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept CIGNA PPO near Redwood City, CA.

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, 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, 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 is a cardiologist. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Tsai has an open panel. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tsai completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benedick include heart problems, nuclear scan, and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Kenneth Seh Jay Lin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lin specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Lin honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lin is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, General Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore works as a general internist. Her areas of expertise include the following: general care, women's health issues, and travel medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Portmore is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Portmore accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore's medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Portmore is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Back Problems, Heart Problems, Neck Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin is a specialist in adult cardiology. She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She has a special interest in heart problems. Patients rated Dr. Lissin highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Lissin completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Lissin is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Winkle is affiliated with 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: 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. St. Claire is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St. Claire completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. St. Claire welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani works as an adult cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramrakhiani takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She welcomes 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Engel is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Anthony Sturzu practices adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Sturzu is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sturzu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dibiase's areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dibiase accepts. 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. Margie Dee Lim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
805 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 100
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Margie Lim is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lim attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lim is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. 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. Amy S Brendel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Brendel's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Brendel attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at California Pacific Medical Center for her residency. She is especially interested in general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Brendel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Brendel is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Ginger H Roehrig, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Ginger Roehrig specializes in general internal medicine and practices in San Carlos, CA. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Roehrig trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Roehrig's areas of clinical interest consist of general care, women's health issues, and sports health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Roehrig is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roehrig has a closed 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.