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  • Pediatric Nephrology
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    New Patients

    336-716-WAKE

    Returning Patients

    336-713-4500

  • Additional Information

    Location
    7th Floor Ardmore Tower
    Medical Center Blvd
    Winston Salem, NC 27157

    Referring Providers
    If you are a provider making a referral, or wish to speak to with one of our providers, please call 336-713-4500



Pediatric Hypertension

What is Hypertension?

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is when the force (or pressure) of the blood flowing in your body is too strong. Hypertension is increasingly common in kids and adults, occurring in over 2.5 million kids and about half of adults. Hypertension can cause short-term and long-term damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes, even during childhood. While most kids do not have any symptoms from their hypertension, it can cause life-threatening complications. All patients with hypertension need treatment of some kind, and most need medicine to lower blood pressure to a safe level. Learn more.

The Hypertension Clinic at Brenner Children’s is dedicated to providing cutting-edge, comprehensive and patient-oriented care to children, adolescents and young adults who have hypertension and other hypertensive conditions. The Hypertension Clinic is the region’s only clinic specializing in the care of patients with hypertension.

Our diverse team of experts include kidney doctors (nephrologists), nurses, nutritionists and social workers who work with patients, families, primary care providers and specialists to provide individualized patient care. As a teaching hospital, we train the next generation of providers on how to best care for patients with hypertension. Learn more about our team and what we offer and what to expect at your visit.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the short and long-term health of children, adolescents, and young adults with hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to caring for and treating our patients with individualized treatment plans.

We emphasize the importance of working together with primary care and other providers to improve the detection, evaluation and management of hypertension.

We incorporate cutting-edge research in the clinic to develop the best practices possible to improve the lives of our patients.

Innovative and Cutting-Edge Research

Our goal is to be a national leader in the management of hypertension in children, adolescents, and young adults. We have several ongoing clinical and translational research studies to help us better understand how hypertension develops, how best to treat it, how it causes organ damage, and how it affects your child’s future health. Learn more.

  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Request an Appointment

    New Patients

    336-716-WAKE

    Returning Patients

    336-713-4500

  • Additional Information

    Location
    7th Floor Ardmore Tower
    Medical Center Blvd
    Winston Salem, NC 27157

    Referring Providers
    If you are a provider making a referral, or wish to speak to with one of our providers, please call 336-713-4500