Clinical Consultations

Clinical Consultation for Riverside Nephrology Physician Inc:

What is nephrology and what does a nephrologist do?

Nephrologists are doctors who focus on conditions that affect the kidneys including high blood pressure and metabolism disorder. The number of kidney problems is on the rise worldwide, with millions of people undergoing treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD) or kidney injury. Kidney disease is the 12th leading cause of death worldwide and the 9th in the United States.

How does it work?

The kidney clinical consult is the same as any other doctor’s visit. The nephrologist in Riverside reviews your medical history and may ask you further questions. They will also perform a full physical exam. After reviewing your medical history, including weight and blood pressure, the doctor will order urine testing and blood tests to determine the health and condition of your kidneys.

The following medical documentation will be helpful for patients preparing for their consultation. This ensures a precise diagnosis.

Talk as candidly as you can about your health and concerns with your doctor. Other information, such as if you used to smoke but have stopped, if you tend to forget to take your medication on time or if you have had any alcohol indulgences, will not be included in your report. These details will assist in accurately and properly assessing your overall health.

For any condition of the kidneys, nephrologists will check for creatinine levels and blood urea nitrogen (BUN). To classify chronic kidney disease, we also use GFR or the Glomerular Filling Rate. Normal kidney function is defined as a GFR above 90mls/min/1.73m2. The baseline number and any other mitigating factors can be used by a nephrologist to determine if the patient has chronic kidney disease.

A consultation with a nephrologist could be, depending on the patient’s current condition.

These are four great tips to help you make your first visit:

These tips will help you get started:

Hemodialysis

In hemodialysis, blood is removed from the body, filtered through a machine, and the filtered blood is returned to the body.

Hospital Services

Our staff will help coordinate if you need to be admitted or other hospital services.

Dietician Consult

Consult with our registered dietician for meal plans, nutritional goals, and how to integrate healthy eating into your lifestyle. These appointments can also be done over telemedicine.

Transplant Coordination

We are happy to assist with transplant and surgery referrals and coordination. These appointments can also be done over telemedicine.

Perioneal Dialysis

In peritoneal dialysis, a cleansing fluid flows through a catheter to the lining of your abdomen which acts as a filter and removes waste products from your blood.

Social Work Services

Every patient is unique and we will gladly provide social work services to meet your personal needs. These appointments can also be done over telemedicine.

Clinical Consultations

Meet with our physicians to evaluate care for chronic kidney disease, hypertension, kidney stones, and diabetes. These appointments can also be done over telemedicine.