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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept PacifiCare Signature POS near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Frank Lawler Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3883 Airway Drive; Suite 201
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Frank Anderson is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Anderson honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Adil Salih Wakil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
990 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 9
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Adil Wakil sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Eureka, CA. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Wakil (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Wakil is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and wilson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wakil takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Li-Ping Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
990 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 9
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ellen Chan is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chan trained at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include heart problems. Dr. Chan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Pericarditis, Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikola H Tede, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
990 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 9
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Nikola Tede is a specialist in pediatric cardiology. She works in San Francisco, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Rafael, CA. Her areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Tede is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Tede completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Tede (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Syncope, Fetal Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (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.