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We found 26 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and nuclear scan. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smith 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: 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In her practice, Dr. Kong focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kong's practice 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Tsai average 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Tsai studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She speaks Mandarin.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Benedick attended the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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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 areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Redwood City, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. 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)

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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Lissin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Amy C Portmore, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
301 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Amy Portmore's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Portmore's clinical interests include general care, women's health issues, and travel medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Portmore completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Portmore a rating of 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. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sturzu include heart problems. Dr. Sturzu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Sturzu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Dibiase attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Dibiase a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Winkle include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Winkle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkle takes. Dr. Winkle is open to 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 specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. St. Claire focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, 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. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Lim attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Lim's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with 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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Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani is a cardiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ramrakhiani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Ramrakhiani is professionally 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)

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 sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed Dr. Engel at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel honors. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Engel is accepting 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. 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's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brendel include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Brendel attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a San Carlos, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Roehrig speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of general care, women's health issues, and sports health. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Roehrig is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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.