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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 medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Dhaliwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Dhaliwal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Tin Way specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Way is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Way studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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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 a cardiologist in Yuba City, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Iskikian a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iskikian honors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Iskikian completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian.

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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)

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

Dr. Muhammad Raja specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Yuba City, CA. He is a graduate of Nishtar Medical College and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Raja honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Raja (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes 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.