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We found 25 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 an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kong has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Tsai has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsai takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from 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)

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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 specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benedick honors. He is open to 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 works as a general internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lin's clinical interests include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lissin include heart problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Lissin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lissin accepts. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lissin attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin 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 practices general internal medicine. 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. Her clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Portmore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her professional 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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Dr. Anthony Christopher Sturzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
265 Campus Drive; G1105 Lokey Stem Cell Building
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Sturzu's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Sturzu focuses on heart problems. Dr. Sturzu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sturzu accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among her clinical interests: heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dibiase accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Winkle's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He 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. Winkle honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Winkle attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in 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. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes 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. Dr. St. Claire is accepting 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 practices general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Lim focuses on general care. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting 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; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Ramrakhiani attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school. Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Engel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Engel attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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. She has a special interest in general care. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Brendel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Brendel trained at California Pacific Medical Center for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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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 practices general internal medicine in San Carlos, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of general care, women's health issues, and sports health. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Roehrig completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Roehrig is not accepting 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.