Nephrology

Nephrology is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the kidney and fluid or mineral imbalance such as hypertension and kidney failure.

Jameson’s Board Certified Nephrologists are trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes, balancing fluids in the body and administering dialysis. Nephrologists treat many different kidney disorders including acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Dialysis is administered and attentive care is given focusing on our patients’ comfort. Dialysis may lead to a need for additional procedures such as vascular surgery to open the veins and arteries of the arms for dialysis to reach maximum effectiveness. Jameson offers peripheral venous and arterial procedures performed in the invasive laboratory. To learn more, read about Jameson’s Vascular Surgery.

There are risk factors of kidney diseases that you can control to slow down and even prevent certain diseases. High blood pressure and high blood sugar, for example, are risk factors that can lead to a variety of kidney disorders that you can control with proper diet and exercise.

Risk factors that you can control:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Drug abuse & Overuse of painkillers
  • Blockages & Inflammation
There are other risk factors that you may not have as much control over:
  • Family History of Kidney Disease
  • Trauma or Accident
  • Premature Birth
  • Age
  • Select Diseases effecting the immune system

To learn more about Nephrologists practicing at Jameson, visit our Find a Physician page.