Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with diseases of kidney function or hypertension. This means we provide care for people with kidneydisease, those who receive dialysis treatments, have had a kidney transplant, and for hypertension. Listed below are some of the more common conditions in these areas:
Kidney disease frequently occurs due to diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, electrolyte abnormalities, and genetic conditions such as Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Dialysis is the treatment for kidney failure which is also known as End Stage Renal Disease. Common types of dialysis we help provide for are In-Center Hemodialysis, Home Hemodialysis, and Peritoneal Dialysis.
Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. When high blood pressure is difficult to control it may require an evaluation for secondary causes by a nephrologist.
Kidney Transplant referral and follow up care are provided to those who are in need of a kidney transplant or have already had thier surgery.
Our office has educational literature on the conditions listed above. Please contact us to pick up a copy. Below are links to other useful sites.