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 works as a cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2900 Whipple Avenue; Suite 205
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick's clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Benedick attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Tsai has a special interest in heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsai completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tsai 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. Kenneth Seh Jay Lin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lin practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in San Carlos, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin's clinical interests include general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Lissin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lissin performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Sturzu's clinical interests include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has an open panel.

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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 a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. St. Claire has a special interest in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He 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.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Portmore include general care. Dr. Portmore is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Portmore completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is professionally 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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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Aria Dibiase specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Dibiase has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include heart transplant, heart failure, and heart valve disease. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Dibiase accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Winkle attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Winkle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lim include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lim attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Lim is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lim accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Lim 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramrakhiani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramrakhiani include heart problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramrakhiani accepts. Dr. Ramrakhiani is open to new patients. 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) speaks Hindi.

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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 is an internist in San Carlos, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include general care. Dr. Brendel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Brendel's training includes a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic 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. Jared James Herr, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jared Herr's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Herr obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), 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. 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. Dr. Engel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Engel performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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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