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Pediatric Hypertension Clinic

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Our Pediatric Hypertension Clinic provides a full range of diagnostic services, treatment and care coordination for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure) in children and teens. This care includes screening for lipid abnormalities (high cholesterol), diabetes and hypertension-related organ damage. 

High blood pressure in children may be due to a combination of diet, activity level and family history, or caused by disorders of the heart or kidneys. The evaluation by our team will include screening for risk factors, as well as any underlying medical conditions that may be the cause.

The clinic’s dietitian will obtain a detailed diet history at your child’s first appointment to help guide the dietary changes needed to control their blood pressure. Our social workers are also available to assist you with medical insurance or financial issues impacting your child’s diagnosis and treatment.

Because children can have “white coat hypertension,” where anxiety during a doctor’s visit causes elevated readings, we offer 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). This requires your child to wear a monitor for 24 hours so we can get an accurate blood pressure reading while your child is in more comfortable surroundings. It can also be used to help the doctor determine if treatment is working.

Locations

Contact Hypertension Clinic

330-543-8950

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Nephrology
Akron Children's Pediatric Nephrology, Akron
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
7th floor - Orange Elevator
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3980
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Nephrology, Boardman
Akron Children's Pediatric Nephrology, Boardman
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Nephrology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Pediatric Nephrology, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center, Mansfield
1029 S. Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Stephen Cha
Stephen Cha, MD

Director, Pediatric Hypertension Clinic; Interim Director, Division of Nephrology; Pediatric Nephrologist

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Physicians/Providers:

Shefali Mahesh, MD

Dr. Noah Miller Endowed Chair in Pediatric Medicine; Immediate Past President, Medical Staff; Pediatric Nephrologist

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Rupesh Raina, MD, FACP, FAAP

Pediatric Nephrologist

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Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Hypertension

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