High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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It's normal for blood pressure to go up and down throughout the day. But if it stays up, you have high blood pressure. Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension.

High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other problems. You and your doctor will talk about your risks of these problems based on your blood pressure.

Your doctor will give you a goal for your blood pressure. Your goal will be based on your health and your age.

High blood pressure is also called hypertension. It can be managed with lifestyle changes and medicines.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Peter M. Bess, MD

Peter M. Bess

Arnold, MO

  • Pediatrics

Thomas D. Kelley III, MD, MS, FAAFP

Thomas D. Kelley III

Kansas City, MO

  • Family Medicine

Amy E. Brose, MD

Amy E. Brose

Kansas City, MO

  • Family Medicine

Emily J. Lott, MD

Emily J. Lott

Kansas City, MO

  • Family Medicine
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Locations

Barry Pointe Family Care

Barry Pointe Family Care
9151 NE 81st Terrace
Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64158
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816-994-8787

Jefferson Pediatrics

Jefferson Pediatrics
1765 Old State Route 21
Arnold, MO 63010
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636-296-4466