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.

    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. Learn more about the Hypertension Clinic.

    Primary aldosteronism is relatively common clinically though it is woefully under-diagnosed. SIU Medicine has diagnosed over 111 patients with this condition 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

    John Flack, MD

    Internist, specializing in hypertension Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Janet Albers, MD

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

    Certified Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    303 E. Bidwell Taylorville, IL 62568
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    Ethan Berg, DO

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

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Mukul Bhattarai, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Julie Borjon, NP-C

    Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Careyana Brenham, MD

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

    Clinical Psychiatrist Medicine Psychiatry, Psychiatry
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Rexanne Caga-anan, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jenifer Chambless, PA-C

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

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

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

    Certified Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    109 3rd St. Lincoln, IL 62656
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    William Dixon, MD

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

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tanner Eiben, DO

    Physician Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Wendi El-Amin, MD

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Airn Etherton, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Teresa Fesen, FNP-BC

    Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Endocrinology
    751 N. Rutledge St. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christopher Gleason, MD

    Physician 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

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

    Geriatrician Family Medicine
    319 E Madison St Suite 1F 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

    Physician Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Ashley Hill, FNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Curtis Johnston, DO

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Laura Kidd, PA-C

    Certified Physician Assistant 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

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

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

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

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    James Love, MD

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

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

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

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

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

    Physician 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, DMSc, PA-C

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

    Physician Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
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    Timothy Ott, DO

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

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

    Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Eukesh Ranjit, MD

    Physician Family Medicine
    319 E Madison St Suite 1F Springfield, IL 62702
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    Lindsey Reno, FNP-BC

    Family Nurse Practitioner 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. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jennifer Rose, MD

    Physician 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. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Mary Schlegl, FNP-BC

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

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

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

    Certified Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
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    Socorro Shelton, MD

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

    Physician Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Profiles

    Momin Siddique, MD

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

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

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

    Physician 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. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christie Stewart, PA-C

    Certified Physician Assistant Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Brian Stotter, MD

    Nephrologist Pediatrics
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    Johnny Tenegra, MD

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

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

    Certified Nurse Practitioner 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. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Akshra Verma, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. 1st Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Andrew Yochum, DO

    Physician Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901

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    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.

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    Clinical Trials

    Trial
    Internal Medicine

    Mineralys MLS-101-301 A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO CONTROLLED, PARALLEL ARM, MULTICENTER PHASE 3 STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF LORUNDROSTAT IN SUBJECTS WITH UNCONTROLLED AND RESISTANT HYPERTENSION

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of this clinical trial is to assess the blood pressure lowering effects of lorundrostat, taken once daily, in patients with high blood pressure.

    Eligible patients include those who currently have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, despite having taken or are currently taking anti-hypertensive medications.

    Trial
    Internal Medicine

    AstraZeneca BaxHTN: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Baxdrostat in Participants With Uncontrolled Hypertension on Two or More Medications Including Participants With Resistant Hypert

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of this clinical trial is to trial is to learn more about a new, investigational, once daily medication, called baxdrostat, and its ability to lower blood pressure in individuals not responding to their current treatment.

    Eligible patients include those who currently have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, despite currently taking anti-hypertensive medications.

    Trial
    Internal Medicine

    HyPhen: Title-Hypertension Phenotype Study

    Active recruiting

    This is a local research study to relate heart health and various components found in your body (body fat, sodium, etc.) to high blood pressure during pregnancy, and those with apparently normal blood pressure.

    Eligible participants include those with high blood pressure, those receiving treatment for their high blood pressure, women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy, and those with apparently normal blood pressure.

    Trial
    Internal Medicine

    Mineralys (MLS-101-202): A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO CONTROLLED, PARALLEL ARM, MULTI-CENTER, PHASE 2 STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF LORUNDROSTAT IN SUBJECTS WITH UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION ON A STANDARDIZED MEDICATION REGIMEN

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of this clinical trial is to assess the blood pressure lowering effects of lorundrostat, taken once daily, in patients with high blood pressure.

    Eligible patients include those who currently have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, despite having taken or are currently taking anti-hypertensive medications.

    Trial
    Internal Medicine

    RADIANCE Continued Access Protocol (CAP): A study of the ReCor Medical Paradise System in Clinical Hypertension

    Active not recruiting
    The purpose of this clinical trial is to find out if a medical device called the Paradise Renal Denervation System can lower blood pressure in patients who have hypertension
    Trial
    Internal Medicine

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

    Active not 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