At Baptist Health South Florida, if sleep health is a factor contributing to resistant hypertension, the patient may be referred to the Institute’s Sleep Medicine and Continuous Improvement program.

The goal of the Institute’s Resistant Hypertension Program is to get a patient’s high blood pressure under control within two or three months of starting treatment. Initially, each patient undergoes a comprehensive evaluation to determine the potential factors that could be driving the resistant hypertension.

Gene Harlamov, an advanced practice practitioner with additional certification in hypertension, helps run the Hypertension Clinic, and ensures that patients are being followed frequently, reporting their blood pressure logs, and making any necessary adjustments to medications.