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

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. Dr. Tsai's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsai 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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Kong's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-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 and practices in San Carlos, CA. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lin is especially interested in general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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 works as an adult cardiologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lissin focuses on heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lissin trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin has an open panel.

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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
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith practices adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Smith's professional 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. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. St. Claire attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He 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)

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

Dr. Amy Portmore sees patients in San Carlos, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She has a special interest in general care. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Portmore is professionally 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dibiase is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Winkle has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Winkle honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include general care. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lim is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramrakhiani is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramrakhiani attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amy Brendel is a general internist. Patient ratings for Dr. Brendel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brendel has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Brendel attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr sees patients in San Carlos, CA and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In Dr. Herr's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Herr's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He 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. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Ruder's clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Ruder's professional 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. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick has a special interest in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. 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.

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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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