Lifestyle change at heart of Dallas practice’s BP-control efforts
Even with an increase in the number of patients with hypertension (46 percent), the emphasis remains on the need for lifestyle change in blood pressure (BP) management rather than solely on pharmaceutical treatments. One Dallas-based medical practice’s biggest change to hypertension management has been related to lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise.
Foremost Family Health Clinic (FFHC), which received Gold Status recognition from the American Heart Association and AMA Target: BP Recognition Program in 2017, provides patients with monthly classes and activities to improve patient care and lower BP. With the aim of giving patients a better understanding of necessary lifestyle changes for hypertension management, classes range from shopping excursions to cooking classes.
Important COVID-19 Update: Healthy Cooking Classes and Lactation Classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19. If you are interested in Lactation Consultations, please contact Karen Bell directly to set up a telehealth appointment.