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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N. Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. David Sommerfeld's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Sommerfeld is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Dr. Stephen Eugene Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N. Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Garcia, who practices in Springfield, MO, West Plains, MO, and Bolivar, MO, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Garcia performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N. Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Ethan Hoerschgen works as a nephrologist in Springfield, MO, Mountain Grove, MO, and Bolivar, MO. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoerschgen is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N. Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Giselle Kohler is a nephrologist. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kohler is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kohler is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1300 N. Oakland Avenue
Bolivar, MO
 

Dr. Susan Woody's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Dr. Woody attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. She takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is the medical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidneys. Nephrologists deal with illnesses that are caused by lowered kidney function, such as certain types of hypertension. They also treat illnesses that harm the kidneys, such as acute kidney disease. Other specific diseases and disorders that are treated by a nephrologist include:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Blood or protein in the urine (hematuria or proteinuria)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys

Pediatric nephrologists specialize in kidney diseases and disorders affecting infants and children. They may see children for inherited kidney diseases, recurring urinary tract infections, or high blood pressure, among other problems.

A nephrologist may use lab tests, ultrasound, and biopsies to diagnose the problem for their patients. They might prescribe treatments ranging from diet changes to dialysis to transplants. Most kidney problems are chronic, meaning that they last for a long time. Thus, nephrologists get to know their patients well and may treat them for many years.
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