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

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

Dr. Nellis Smith specializes in 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kong takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kong trained at Duke University Medical Center.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai honors. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Kenneth Lin's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in San Carlos, CA. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, General Care, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Lynette Lissin is an adult cardiology specialist. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lissin trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. Dr. Lissin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin is accepting new patients.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. St. Claire performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St. Claire accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Amy Portmore is an internist. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore's medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is especially interested in general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Portmore is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Aria Dibiase specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dibiase include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Dr. Dibiase is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dibiase's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle honors. Dr. Winkle studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winkle's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Margie Lim specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lim is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Lim is closed to new patients at this time. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center.

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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; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is an adult cardiology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Brendel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Brendel attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Brendel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Herr focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Herr attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Herr takes 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. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Engel's clinical interests: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Engel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Ruder graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ruder trained at Maricopa Medical Center. He has a special interest in heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Ruder accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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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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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