Methodist in the Media

Omaha World-Herald: Study Could Be Game-Changer for Physicians

Published: Oct. 11, 2015

The results of a major national study could change the way high blood pressure is defined and treated, physicians here and elsewhere say.

Nevertheless, they generally plan to wait for more data from the research, a published report and perhaps a formal change in guidelines before altering the way they treat patients with the disease.

Ultimately, they say, understanding each patient’s history and needs supersedes guidelines.

Dr. Steven Bailey, internal medicine physician at Methodist Physicians Clinic HealthWest, told reporter Rick Ruggles it makes sense to wait until a peer review of the study has been completed before implementing changes.