George Thomas, MD
- Director, Center for Blood Pressure Disorders
- Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 Americans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. However, only about half of those who have hypertension actually have it under control. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. . Seeking early treatment is the key to preventing the potentially serious consequences of hypertension.
Many times an individual will take multiple medications to get their blood pressure lower without success – this is referred to as resistant hypertension. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with resistant hypertension, then we encourage you to attend this chat with a nephrologist and hypertension specialist to ask any questions pertaining to diagnosis, lifestyle changes and treatment options.
Dr. Thomas is the Director of the Center for Blood Pressure Disorders at Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Medical College in India, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts University-St Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, as well as a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Thomas has also completed a graduate program in public health at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health. He is certified as a hypertension specialist by the American Society of Hypertension, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His specialty interests include resistant hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, glomerular disease and kidney stones.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Thomas or any of our other nephrologists in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, please call 800.223.2273 x46771 or request an appointment online by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/appointments. Thank you!
This Health Chat will open on
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.