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Anubha Mutneja M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1215 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Clinical Interests: kidney problems, dialysis
Mark Miller Belz MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, dialysis
Johann Peter Schmolck MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: kidney problems, dialysis
Craig Alan Shadur MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.13 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: transplant procedures, kidney problems, dialysis
Sanjiv Kumar Dahal MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: kidney problems, dialysis
Arani Divyanshu Nanavati MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1215 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Clinical Interests: transplant procedures, hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems ... (Read more)
Robert Henry Leisy DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1215 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Michael T. Flood DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1215 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Dr. Bruce Lewis Buchsbaum M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Kanwaljit K. Chouhan MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: transplant procedures, kidney problems, dialysis
Dr. Patrick C. Chua M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 411 Laurel Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
Dr. Dhivya Sundaramurthy M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1215 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, dialysis
Dr. Sameer A. Yaseen M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Siva Prasad Jagarlapudi M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 411 Laurel Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
Jennifer Lauren Thompson D.O.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: transplant procedures, kidney problems
Ms. Jessica A. Mathisen PA-C
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, dialysis
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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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