A Nephrologist studies the function and diseases of the kidneys. A Nephrologist offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide array of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and also cares for patients requiring renal replacement therapy, and dialysis and renal transplant. Some reasons an individual may seek the care of a Nephrologist include acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney stones, hypertension, and disorders of acid/base or electrolytes.
Education and Training:To become a Nephrologist requires many years of school and training. After medical school Nephrologists complete a three year residency in internal medicine followed by a two year (or longer) fellowship in nephrology.
What is a
A Nephrologist is a physician who provides kidney transplants, dialysis therapy and treatment for kidney disease. A Nephrologist regulates blood pressure, balances fluids in the body and administers dialysis.
What does a Nephrologist treat?
A Nephrologist can treat kidney disorders including kidney stones, high blood pressure, kidney disease and other kidney problems.
What treatments can a Nephrologist provide?
A Nephrologist can perform dialysis, kidney biopsies and transplants, blood pressure monitoring and interpretation of laboratory and x-rays of the kidney.
How do I find a Nephrologist in my city and state?
The Wellness.com directory will help you locate a Nephrologist in your state. Select Nephrologist from the professionals menu and select the state that you are looking to locate a Nephrologist in. After you have located your state, find the city that you will need a Nephrologist in. Select the state and city and you will see a list of Nephrologists in your city and state.
Nephrologist Related Terms:
kidneys, kidney stone, dialysis, nephrologist, kidney disease, blood pressure