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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 Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine)
500 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA
(510) 204-8130

Dr. Anderson Tsai specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Albany, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tsai include general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Tsai (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Japanese, and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cholesterol management, Diabetes, Hypertension (HTN), Preventive care, Sports medicine, Internal ... (Read more)

Dr. Dineshkumar M Thakur MD, FACC
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2101 Vale Road; Suite 201
San Pablo, CA
(510) 233-9300

Dr. Dineshkumar Thakur works as an adult cardiologist. Before completing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital and Medical College Baroda, Dr. Thakur attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thakur accepts. Dr. Thakur (or staff) is conversant in Sindhi and Hindi. Dr. Thakur is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol management, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Oliver Khashayar Khakmahd MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
14020 San Pablo Avenue; Suite A
San Pablo, CA
(510) 841-0411; (510) 625-8310

Dr. Oliver Khakmahd's specialty is adult nephrology. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khakmahd include kidney problems. Dr. Khakmahd accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Khakmahd speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Nephrology, Acute and chronic dialysis, Electrolyte problems, High blood pressure management, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2089 Vale Road; Suite 33
San Pablo, CA
(510) 234-5012

Dr. Mark Kogan is a specialist in 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). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kogan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colorectal cancer screening, Colorectal neoplasia, Crohn's disease, Early gastrointestinal cancers, ... (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.