Whenever we prescribe antihypertensive medications for our patients, we frequently default to asking our patients to take them in the morning. However, what if simply changing the timing of the dose could improve outcomes? This POEM dives into how clinicians can work with our patients’ circadian physiology in order to achieve better outcomes from our usual hypertension management, and ultimately reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with the condition.


1. Illuminate the relationship between circadian rhythm and RAAS physiology.
2. Discuss how circadian physiology can be used to optimize treatment outcomes.
3. Determine safety and efficacy of different methods of administering antihypertensive medications.

About the Speaker(s):

Hannah Korman, MD

Hannah Korman, MD
PGY-3 Resident
Department of Family and Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio

Financial Disclosures:

Hannah Korman, MD and her faculty mentor Saima Siddiqui, MD have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

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For activity related questions, please contact:
Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator
Email: rubion@uthscsa.edu

For CME general questions, please contact
Ph: (210) 567-4445
Email: cme@uthscsa.edu