We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept PacifiCare Signature POS near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Daniel Adam Brenner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
131 Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brenner's specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brenner include heart problems, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brenner trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Brenner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Mesches' area of specialization is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Mesches average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Mesches takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mesches completed a residency program at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program.

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All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Contraception, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Anderson works as an adult gastroenterologist. In his practice, Dr. Anderson focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Adil Wakil's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He practices in San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Eureka, CA. Dr. Wakil attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and wilson's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Wakil (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (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's clinical interests encompass heart problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Tede (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Her clinical interests encompass heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tede takes. Dr. Tede has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tede's office for an appointment.

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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.