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Resistant Hypertension Clinic

The Resistant Hypertension Clinic is a resource for patients with difficult-to-control high blood pressure.

This consultative service includes:

  • Evaluation for secondary causes
  • Medication and diet modification
  • Comprehensive patient education regarding home blood-pressure monitoring
  • 24-hour ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring for evaluation of white-coat and masked hypertension

Referring physicians will receive timely feedback, and patients will have ongoing access to this clinic as needed to get their blood pressure under control.

Susan Steigerwalt, MD

The Resistant Hypertension Clinic is under the direction of Susan Steigerwalt, MD, fellow of the American Society of Hypertension and of the American College of Physicians. She has been a clinical hypertension specialist since 1999 through the American Society of Hypertension. A board-certified nephrologist, she has both clinical and research interests in the causes of resistant hypertension, particularly primary aldosteronism and adherence to diet and medication in women.

Dr. Steigerwalt graduated from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, and trained in internal medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital and in nephrology at Wayne State University, Detroit. She also was a hypertension research fellow at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She has been recognized as a Detroit area “Top Doc” for more than 10 years. She welcomes patients into her practice to collaborate on blood-pressure control and to find a cure for elevated blood pressure when possible.

Appointments for the Resistant Hypertension Clinic at the Providence Heart Institute in Southfield may be scheduled by calling 248-849-2000.


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