High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

    Overview

    High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history. Beta-blockers are a common treatment for hypertension.

    The Hypertension Clinic is available through the Department of Internal Medicine at SIU Medicine. The Hypertension Clinic is multidisciplinary, involving general internal medicine and nephrology physicians, all certified as American Society of Hypertension (ASH) hypertension specialists, as well as allied health providers, to provide comprehensive state-of-the-art care for patients with hypertension and related conditions.The clinic provides advanced evaluations and team-based care to patients with hypertension and related cardiovascular conditions. With state-of-the-art ambulatory blood pressure monitors, the Hypertension Clinic can offer 24-hour blood pressure monitoring. 

    Primary aldosteronism is relatively common clinically though it is woefully under-diagnosed. SIU Medicine has diagnosed over 60 patients with this condition since in the last few years. Learn more about this condition. If you have hypertension you might have primary aldosteronism as the cause or a contributing factor to your hypertension. 

    Conditions treated

    Patients with any of the following types of hypertension could benefit from the SIU Hypertension Clinic.

    • General
    • Complex drug therapy
    • White coat hypertension
    • Difficult to control (resistant hypertension)
    • Primary aldosteronism
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Renovascular
    • Sleep apnea

    Schedule an appointment with one of our providers, today, to begin treatment for this condition. 

    Our providers

    Profiles

    Janet Albers, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christine Albers, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    303 E. Bidwell Taylorville, IL 62568
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    Tracy Aldridge, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Cesar Arguelles, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Ethan Berg, DO

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Priyanka Bhandari, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Careyana Brenham, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Karen Broquet, MD

    Clinical Psychiatrist Medicine Psychiatry
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Manjula Burri, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology, Internal Medicine
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Rexanne Caga-anan, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jenifer Chambless, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Michael Connolly, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Laura Deaton, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jessica deMarco, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    William Dixon, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Michal Dynda, MD

    System wide CMIO and CMO of SIU Center for Family Medicine-FQHC Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tanner Eiben, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Airn Etherton, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    John Flack, MD

    Internist, specializing in hypertension Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christopher Gleason, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christopher Green, PHARMD

    Clinical Pharmacist Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Becky Hanna, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tomonao Hashimoto, MD

    Geriatrician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Macy Henson, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Paul Hibbert, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Susan Hingle, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Curtis Johnston, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jessie Junker, MD

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Laura Kidd, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
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    Abhishek Kulkarni, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Mohamed Labedi, MD

    Cardiac Electrophysiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Laura Law, PA-C

    Family Medicine Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Herman Leung, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Tracey Lewis, PA-C

    Family Medicine Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Morton Machir, MD

    General Internal Medicine Physician Internal Medicine
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    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Sara Malone, MD

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
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    Alicia Markley, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
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    Erica Miller-Spears, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Nichole Mirocha, DO

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Kyaw Naing, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Max Nutt, MD

    Nephrologist Internal Medicine
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    Theresa Oakley, PA-C

    Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Dois Ogan, DO

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Timothy Ott, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Justin Parker, MD

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Rachel Rahman, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Nirali Ramani, MD

    Nephrologist Internal Medicine
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    Eukesh Ranjit, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jennifer Rimar, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jennifer Rose, MD

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
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    Gary Rull, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Mary Schlegl, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Scott Schonewolf, DO

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Quincy Scott, DO

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Marcia Scott, DMSc, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Socorro Shelton, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Pooja Sheth-Dutt, MD

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Momin Siddique, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Zachary Sims, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Sharon Smaga, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Christopher Smyre, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    David Steward, MD

    Associate Dean for Community and Health and Service Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christie Stewart, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Johnny Tenegra, MD

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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    Cynthia Thomas, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Carrie Tucker, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Andrew Varney, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Akshra Verma, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Waiz Wasey, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD

    Primary Care Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Emily Woodard, PA-C, MPAS

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
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    Andrew Yochum, DO

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

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    Clinical Trials

    Trial
    Pulmonary and Critical Care

    A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose escalation and verification clinical study to assess the safety and efficacy of pulsed, inhaled nitric oxide in subjects at risk of pulmonary hypertension associated with pulmonary fibrosis on long term oxygen therapy

    Active recruiting
    The purpose of this study is to determine if the study drug, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO), when given and breathed through an investigational study device, the INOpulse, may help treat patients at risk for pulmonary hypertension-pulmonary fibrosis. Another purpose of this study is to determine if using the INOpulse delivery device (drug and device combination) improves the levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity (for example walking, climbing stairs, household chores and cleaning and, exercise and hobbies), as measured by actigraphy (a non-invasive way to monitor rest/activity).
    Trial
    Internal Medicine

    The "RADIANCE II" Pivotal Study: A Study of the ReCor Medical Paradise System in Stage II Hypertension

    Active recruiting
    The purpose of this clinical study is to see whether a medical device called the Paradise Renal Denervation System (also called The Paradise System) can lower high blood pressure in patients who are known to have hypertension.