UWMC Secondary & Refractory Hypertension

Location:
UWMC 8SE
(take Cascade Elevators to 8th floor/ go right through the double doors)
Clinic contact:
Julia Wauters
Clinic phone:
(206) 598-6340
Clinic fax:
(206) 685-8652
Attending:
Suhail Ahmad, MD
Sessions:
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open to:
3rd Year Residents only.
Note:
On the first day of the rotation, residents will be oriented to the clinic from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Description

The Hypertension clinic sees patients referred from all over the Northwest, mostly for poorly controlled, resistant, and/or complex hypertension issues. Residents will see one to two new patients weekly, plus follow up on returns from previous new clinic visits as time permits.

Educational Goals and Objectives

Our aim is to educate residents about pathogenisis, pathophysiology, work-up and management of hypertension by focusing on difficult to control primary and secondary hypertension within the context of other complex medical, social, emotional and financial factors. The management is based on lifestyle modifications and appropriate choice of medications based on hemodynamics, underlying condition and co-morbidities. A large number of our patients have secondary hypertension thus residents learn about workup and management of these conditions.