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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Tsai a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Tsai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Tsai is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Diabetes, General Care, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Dineshkumar Thakur sees patients in Vallejo, CA, San Ramon, CA, and San Pablo, CA. His medical specialty is 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. His areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thakur (or staff) is conversant in Sindhi and Hindi. Dr. Thakur is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, and Vallejo, CA. In his practice, Dr. Khakmahd focuses on kidney problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Khakmahd completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. Dr. Khakmahd speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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 in San Pablo, CA and Berkeley, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kogan's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients.

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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.