High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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. 

Providers Treating: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Christine Albers, PA-C

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Janet Albers, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Tracy Aldridge, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Cesar Arguelles, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Amber Barnhart, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine
  • Geriatrics

Ethan Berg, DO

  • Family Medicine

Priyanka Bhandari, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Careyana Brenham, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Karen Broquet, MD, MPHE

  • Medicine Psychiatry

Manjula Burri, MD

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Rexanne Caga-anan, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care

Jenifer Chambless, PA-C

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Youssef Chami, MD

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Michael E. Connolly, MD

  • Family Medicine

Laura Deaton, PA-C

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Jessica DeMarco, PA-C

  • Family Medicine

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Locations

701 N. 1st St.
Suite 7D
Springfield, IL 62781
(217) 788-3000
2833 S Grand Ave E.
Springfield, 62703
217-545-8000
300 West Oak Street
Suite 200
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 536-6621
102 W. Kenwood Ave.
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 872-3800
345 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651
217-245-5111
109 Third St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-735-2317
710 N. 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
217-545-8000
612 N. 11th St.
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 224-9484
520 N. 4th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 545-8000
303 E. Bidwell
Taylorville, IL 62568
217–824–1134

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