The Hypertension Clinic at St. Clair Specialty Physicians serves patients in the Metro Detroit area who suffer from high blood pressure. This portion of our website is starting point for your hypertension education and your journey toward better health!
We utilize a teamwork approach to evaluate and manage resistant and complicated
hypertension. Our physicians and nurse practitioners work collaboratively
with you to discover and treat any secondary causes for your high blood
pressure. Our team then provides you
with the tools to manage your condition, including quick access to our
medical professionals. New patients are encouraged to read our First Time Patients page and our Welcome to Hypertension Clinic resources.
|Award-Winning Patient Care
Our hypertension specialist Dr. Susan Steigerwalt has been recognized as one of the area's top hypertension physicians in Hour Detroit's "Top Docs" in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension (or high blood pressure) affects 30% of American adults, and increases the risk of cardiovascular catastrophes such as stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure and kidney disease.
Watch this video to learn how to measure blood pressure at home using an automatic monitor. “Mayo Clinic Video: Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors”
What is a blood pressure reading? Read our informative article:
“Blood Pressure – The Complete Scoop for Patients”
Checking your own blood pressure is a great way to become involved with your care. Download our easy how-to instructions! CLICK HERE (Adobe PDF)
Many Americans suffer from hypertension due to high salt, obesity
inducing diets, lack of physical activity, and high sugar diets.
Hypertension can be well controlled in 90% of people, decreasing the
risk of all of the above complications, and slowing progression of
kidney disease. We advocate a low sodium, mostly fresh food diet,
exercise and home blood pressure monitoring as cornerstones in
hypertension management. We then tailor medications based on your
laboratory testing and personal history.
Online Hypertension Resources
Our physicians recommend the following websites to further your hypertension expertise:
Go Red For Women - Go Red BetterU is a FREE 12-week online nutrition and fitness program that can makeover your heart.
HeartHub – The American Heart Association’s patient portal for information, tools and resources about cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Staying Attuned to Blood Pressure – An informative online newsletter from Harvard Women’s Health Watch on hypertension and managing blood pressure.
DASH Eating Plan - The DASH eating plan contains methods for lowering blood pressure with a healthier diet (Adobe PDF File).
Are you ready to take action?
Be sure to consult a physician before beginning any treatment program. Our hypertension specialists are accepting new patients and look forward to serving your medical needs. Call us at (313) 884-4686 to schedule an appointment.