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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept PacifiCare Signature POS near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
131 Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches is a family practitioner. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mesches include general care. Dr. Mesches accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Mesches attended New York Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Mesches welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Frank Anderson specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Anderson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Anderson attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). 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. Adil Salih Wakil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
990 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 9
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Adil Wakil works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. Dr. Wakil's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and wilson's disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Dr. Wakil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Wakil welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Ellen Chan is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. Before performing her residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Chan attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. In Dr. Chan's practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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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 is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Tede is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Tede has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Tede (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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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.