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Denise Marie Rivers DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 1.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1932 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-546-9246
Clinical Interests: kidney problems
Dr. Yaqub Ali M.D.
Specializes in Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
Address: 2001 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
Phone: 865-637-5186
Dr. Mark Allen Wigger M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology, Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (158 ratings)
Address: 900 EAST Oak Hill Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
Clinical Interests: transplant procedures, heart transplant, heart failure ... (Read more)
Urath Suresh MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 2.42 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1932 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-546-9246
Clinical Interests: kidney problems
Ritu Khanna MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1932 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-546-9246
Ross Nesbit MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 1932 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-546-9246
Asif Sultan M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 2001 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
Thomas Robert Miller MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 3734 WEST Martin Mill Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
Mrs. Kendra S. Hendon M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 2.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: Park Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37917
Stephen C. Kiss MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2001 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
Paul Burt Serrell MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2018 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
Gerald Scott Borrelli M.D.
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Address: 2001 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
Stephanie Burgett NP
Specializes in Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
Address: 1932 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-546-9246
Dr. Suresh Narayan Kumar MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 939 EAST Emerald Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
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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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