Pediatric Hypertension Center

Akron Children's Pediatric Hypertension Center provides evaluation and treatment for high blood pressure in children and teens. Read More...

Prebis James
James Prebis, MD
Director, Pediatric Hypertension Center

Raina Rupesh
Rupesh Raina, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist


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Hypertension Center - Overview

Our center provides many tests and evaluations to diagnose and treat pediatric hypertension (high blood pressure).

Procedures are grouped into a single visit for your convenience. A board-certified pediatric nephrologist leads a team in providing:

  • Lipid profiling, which measures total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides
  • Doppler ultrasound of the kidneys, which uses sound waves to transmit a detailed picture of the kidneys
  • Echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart
  • Nutritional counseling, which allows a dietitian to address issues like sodium (salt) and fat in the diet and the need for regular fitness activity
  • Social work counseling, which helps address family insurance or financial issues that may affect diagnosis and treatment
  • 24-hour automatic blood pressure monitoring (if indicated)
  • Referral to a weight management program, if appropriate


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