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 doctors

    Provider

    Janet Albers, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Christine Albers, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    303 E. Bidwell Taylorville, IL 62568
    Provider

    Tracy Aldridge, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Cesar Arguelles, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Ethan Berg, DO

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Priyanka Bhandari, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Careyana Brenham, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Karen Broquet, MD

    Psychiatry Specialist Medicine Psychiatry
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Manjula Burri, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology, Internal Medicine
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Rexanne Caga-anan, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jenifer Chambless, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Youssef Chami, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Michael Connolly, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Laura Deaton, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jessica deMarco, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    William Dixon, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Michal Dynda, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Airn Etherton, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    John Flack, MD

    Internist, specializing in hypertension Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Christopher Gleason, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Christopher Green, PHARMD

    Pharmacist
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Becky Hanna, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Macy Henson, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Paul Hibbert, MD

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Christina High, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Susan Hingle, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jon Humphrey, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Curtis Johnston, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jessie Junker, MD

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Laura Kidd, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
    Provider

    Abhishek Kulkarni, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mohamed Labedi, MD

    Cardiac Electrophysiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Laura Law, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Herman Leung, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Tracey Lewis, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Sara Malone, MD

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
    Provider

    Alicia Markley, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
    Provider

    Erica Miller-Spears, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Nichole Mirocha, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Kyaw Naing, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Theresa Oakley, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Dois Ogan, DO

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Timothy Ott, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Justin Parker, MD

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Kalyan Potu, MD

    Cardiologist Internal Medicine, Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Rachel Rahman, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Eukesh Ranjit, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jennifer Rimar, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jennifer Rose, MD

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
    Provider

    Gary Rull, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mary Schlegl, FNP-BC

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Scott Schonewolf, DO

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Quincy Scott, DO

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Marcia Scott, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Socorro Shelton, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Pooja Sheth-Dutt, MD

    Family Physician Family Medicine, Pediatrics
    Provider

    Momin Siddique, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Zachary Sims, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sharon Smaga, MD

    Family Medicine
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Christopher Smyre, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    David Steward, MD

    Associate Dean for Community and Health and Service Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Nicki Stewart, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Johnny Tenegra, MD

    Family Medicine
    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Cynthia Thomas, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Carrie Tucker, APRN-CNP

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Andrew Varney, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Akshra Verma, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Waiz Wasey, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Wendi Wills El-Amin, MD

    Primary Care Physician
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Emily Woodard, PA-C, MPAS

    Family Medicine
    2553 Ken Gray Blvd. West Frankfort, IL 62896
    Provider

    Andrew Yochum, DO

    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

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    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.