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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near West Hills, CA.

Dr. Shehnaz N Habib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11177 Tampa Avenue; Suite B
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Shehnaz Habib sees patients in Panorama City, CA, Paramount, CA, and Northridge, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes management, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Habib takes. Dr. Habib attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Habib's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Obesity, General Care

Dr. Farhad Rafii, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Rafii specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in West Hills, CA. Dr. Rafii (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Persian. His areas of clinical interest consist of electrocardiogram (EKG), preventive care, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Rafii is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Rafii completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrocardiogram, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Aamer H Jamali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aamer Jamali is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include the following: angioplasty, cardiomyopathy, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Jamali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardioversion, Cardiomyopathy, Vascular Disease, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23101 Sherman Place, Suite 302; 23101 Sherrman Place#302
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Amirgholami (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Amirgholami is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She graduated from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Amirgholami is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Urologic Disorders, Sexually ... (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.