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

Dr. Gurbir S Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Gurbir Dhaliwal's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Dhaliwal attended Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Dhaliwal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Dhaliwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Tin M Way, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Tin Way's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Yuba City, CA. In his practice, Dr. Way focuses on heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Way has an open panel. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. John A Iskikian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
481 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 202
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. John Iskikian is an adult cardiology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Iskikian is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Iskikian is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Iskikian attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Muhammad Waheed Raja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Raja's area of specialization is adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Raja studied medicine at Nishtar Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Raja trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Raja (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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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