We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near Yuba City, CA.

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Gurbir Dhaliwal is a cardiologist in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Yuba City, CA. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. For his professional training, Dr. Dhaliwal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In his practice, Dr. Dhaliwal focuses on heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhaliwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Tin Way works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Way include heart problems. Dr. Way is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Way's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
481 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 202
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. John Iskikian practices adult cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Iskikian include heart problems. Dr. Iskikian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Iskikian speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Iskikian is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Raja is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Yuba City, CA. He attended Nishtar Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Raja's clinical interests include heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raja (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Vascular Imaging, Hypertension, Heart ... (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.

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