Hypertension Counselling

An in-depth hypertension-counseling visit starts with either a Registered Nurse (RN) or pharmacist taking your blood pressure (we use a machine called BPTru that takes up to 6 readings to ensure an accurate BP). Next the RN/pharmacist will let you know what your BP target should be and how medications, diet and physical activity affect BP. The RN/pharmacist will then discuss how to modify lifestyle factors to lower your BP ending the appointment with a individualized ‘Hypertension Action Plan.’ The RN/pharmacist will then follow up with you within 3 months to gauge your progress and offer additional support.