Nephrology & Hypertension Services
Our nephrology and hypertension specialists treat patients with kidney
disease and manage the care of patients requiring renal replacement therapy,
including hemodialysis. Our physicians have a special interest in the
treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and offer specialized
clinics to help patients manage difficult-to-control high blood pressure.
Second-opinion consultations and physician referrals are welcome.
Our Hypertension Center is recognized as a referral center for difficult
hypertension (HTN) cases in our community. We are certified by the American
Society of Hypertension (ASH) as a Hypertension Center.
We understand the important role of the kidneys, the neuro-hormonal and
cardiovascular systems in the regulation of blood pressure. Patients who
develop elevated blood pressure are thought to have imbalances in those
systems. Many of the medications needed to treat hypertension act through
the kidneys (diuretics, ACE inhibitors and others) and nephrologists have
ample experience with these medications. Through tight coordination with
primary care providers and other specialists, we aim at controlling blood
pressure in our community and reducing its impact both on a public health
and individual levels.
Our Hypertension Center focuses mostly on the importance of lifestyle modifications
and diet. A registered dietitian is part of our team and provides free
counseling for our patients with hypertension. We also have excellent
communication with our sleep lab to serve our patients with hypertension
and sleep apnea.
To assist with blood work, we are proud to have on-site lab technicians.
Our lab is equipped to process basic blood work and more advanced studies,
especially related to certain hormonal imbalances that can cause hypertension.