Hypertension Program

If left untreated, hypertension (high blood pressure) in children and adolescents can damage the heart and kidneys. Early diagnosis and intervention is an important step to helping children with high blood pressure lead healthy lives.

The Pediatric Hypertension Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt specializes in diagnosing and treating children with high blood pressure.

Our specialists will review your child’s medical history and complete a physical examination and urinalysis to determine your child’s blood pressure and underlying factors. Our hypertension specialists will recommend lifestyle changes and medications to improve your child’s health.

Additional testing may include laboratory studies of blood, heart, and urine; radiology; and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Patients may participate in clinical research studies to determine the cause of hypertension and best treatment options.

Meet Your Care Team

Tracy E. Hunley
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Tracy E. HunleyMD

    Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Kathy L. Jabs
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4.8

Kathy L. JabsMD

    Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Deborah K. Jones
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Deborah K. JonesMD, MS

    Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Rene G. Vandevoorde III
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Rene G. Vandevoorde IIIMD

    Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Carl A. Anderson
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Carl A. AndersonAPRN, DNP, MSN

    Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension

Why Choose Hypertension Care at Children’s Hospital

  • Family-centered care

    You know your child best. So we work with you to create a specialized healthcare plan based on what is best for your child’s health. At Children’s Hospital, you are always a key member of your child’s care team.

  • Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us among the best children’s hospitals in the U.S. We are honored to make the list of best hospitals in all 10 specialties ranked.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
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    Electrocardiogram (EKG)
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    Radiology studies
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    Urinalysis

Locations (3)

2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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