Marshall Internal Medicine opens specialized hypertension clinic

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall Internal Medicine has opened a new clinic aimed at treating patients with resistant and difficult-to-treat hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure.

The clinic is located at the Marshall Kidney Care and Hypertension Center at the J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis Center on 1690 Medical Center Dr. in Huntington. The physicians also provide inpatient and consultative services at Cabell Huntington Hospital and, beginning next month, at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a nephrologist (kidney specialist), has teamed up with division of nephrology colleagues Drs. Hala M. Alshayeb, Wafa Badwan, Neha Garg and Zeid J. Khitan to provide the dedicated hypertension clinic.

Additionally, Dr. Mark Studeny, chair of the department of cardiology, and Dr. Charles Meadows, department of internal medicine, are providing specialized care at the clinic.

Appointments may be made by calling 304-526-2532.

Date Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014