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Helping You Manage Kidney Disease

Nephrology is the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients. Many diseases affecting the kidney are systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, and may require special treatment.

 Reasons patients are referred to nephrology specialists include:

  • Chronic or recurrent urinary tract infections 
  • Electrolyte disorders or acid/base imbalance
  • Hematuria, blood loss in the urine
  • Hypertension that has failed to respond to multiple forms of anti-hypertensive medication or could have a secondary cause
  • Kidney stones, usually only recurrent stone formers
  • Proteinuria, the loss of protein especially albumin in the urine

For more information on the MultiCare Nephrology Clinic, call 253-697-4740.

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