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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Health Net near San Pablo, CA.

Dr. Anderson F Tsai, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
500 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA

Dr. Anderson Tsai's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese. His areas of expertise include general care. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Tsai attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Tsai is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, General Care, Preventive Care, Weight Management

Dr. Dineshkumar M Thakur, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 Vale Road; Suite 201
San Pablo, CA

Dr. Dineshkumar Thakur, who practices in Vallejo, CA, San Ramon, CA, and San Pablo, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Thakur's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Miami Valley Hospital and Medical College Baroda. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thakur (or staff) speaks Sindhi and Hindi. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oliver Khashayar Khakmahd, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
14020 San Pablo Avenue; Suite A
San Pablo, CA

Dr. Oliver Khakmahd's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Khakmahd speaks Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Khakmahd completed a residency program at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Khakmahd honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khakmahd has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA

Dr. Mark Kogan practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kogan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kogan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kogan is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Upper ... (Read more)


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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.