High Blood Pressure | Hypertension in Chicago, IL

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What Is Hypertension?

One in every three adults, around 75 million Americans, has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Hypertension is a serious condition that, if not properly treated, can place you at an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and serious complications. High blood pressure often doesn’t present with any symptoms, making it difficult to know that you need medical treatment. This is why having a primary care doctor that pays attention is so important. At Health Direction Medical Center in Chicago, IL, Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel are committed to preventive care. This means that they can help keep an eye out for hypertension to diagnose and treat any serious issues early on.

Living with Hypertension

Individuals who are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure are those with unhealthy lifestyles, as well as patients with a family history of hypertension and heart disease. These patients should have their blood pressure taken regularly and maintain a healthy diet. Smoking may increase your risk of hypertension so quitting should be considered and discussed with your provider. If you have previously been diagnosed with hypertension, our primary care providers are equipped and skilled to help manage your condition and live the best possible life.


The staff are always very friendly. And the weight loss program is fantastic.. just make sure you follow the doctor's guidance and you Will lose weight.

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This place is amazing, I saw Dr. Ramirez and it was refreshing to be seen and to actually learn. So difficult to find a doctor that cares and wants you to not need her while been there for you. Lupita and Vanessa are such an amazing staff and are always professional and friendly they make me feel welcome. I have learn so many amazing tips for a healthier me from this lovely gals. And did I mention que todas mis citas son completamente en español!!! Cualquier pregunta es respondida y no tengo que traducir NADA!!! Fui recomendada a este lugar y ahora lo recomiendo yo.

V.F. Google

PA Megha Patel is great to work with! She is attentive, caring, and thorough. Would highly recommend her and Health Direction Medical Center

R.S. Google

Lupita and Maribella are so caring. I really love that their staff cares about the patients. Dr Ramirez is great! I switch to her leaving my doctor of 19 years! My experience with the type of patient care has been phenomenal!

M.V. Yelp

Great doctor and amazing medical office staff. I feel really taken care of. Since i started coming here my health and overall state of being has improved dramatically. I feel better than ever!

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Hypertension is a serious condition. But with proper treatment and medical attention, it does not have to hold you back from living a fulfilling life. Schedule a checkup at Health Direction Medical Center. We have two convenient Chicago, IL locations and an experienced team that is ready to learn more about your needs.

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