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Nephrology

Nephrology

Your kidneys are small organs, but they have a big job to do. That includes removing waste products from your blood and making the hormones that help control blood pressure and keep your bones strong. When something goes wrong with a kidney, it can affect the whole body.

At Leon Medical Centers, we want to make sure you have the right care to keep your kidneys going strong.

When you’re a patient at Leon Medical Centers, it’s easy for you to see one of our contracted specialists on-site. All of our nephrology (kidney) doctors are board-certified, experienced and compassionate. You’ll be treated with the highest level of respect and kindness.

Fast and Easy Appointments

You can always use our free transportation at Leon to see any doctor. We’ll pick you up and take you home even if you’re in a wheelchair or need a stretcher.

After your primary care doctor makes a referral, you can usually see a nephrology doctor within 3 to 4 days. This is much faster than other healthcare providers that often make you wait 2 months to see a specialist.

If you need imaging or lab tests, you can usually have them done within 24 to 48 hours at Leon. You don’t have to leave our centers to get the tests you need.

The Right Treatments for All Your Kidney Concerns

If your kidneys aren’t working well, it can affect your health in many ways. This is why we treat your whole body and work with your other doctors to make sure you’re getting the best care possible. Everyone at Leon uses the same electronic health records, so it’s easy to share updates with your primary care doctor.

Some of the most common conditions we treat are:

  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the filters in your kidneys)
  • Congenital (present at birth) kidney problems

You can choose from nonsurgical and surgical treatments. We work with you to find the right treatment for you.

Your treatment choices include:

  • Diet and lifestyle changes
  • Medicines
  • Surgery
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplants

Weekly Follow-Ups and Ongoing Care for Dialysis Patients

If you need dialysis, Leon Medical Centers works with the best dialysis clinics and can find one closest to your home. Our nephrology doctors visit patients at the dialysis clinics every week. Other healthcare providers only do this once a month. We come right to you at the clinics, so you don’t have to set up another appointment. It’s part of our commitment to “personal attention at all times.”

We Help You Make Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes like your diet and activity levels can affect your kidney health. We help you make it easy to make these changes by offering many programs at Leon.

Your choices include:

  • Talking to a Leon nutritionist about diet changes
  • Joining weight loss programs at Leon
  • Joining the stop smoking programs at Leon
  • Going to the gyms at the Leon Healthy Living Centers

One Place for Care

At Leon Medical Centers, you can expect a seamless experience during your care.

Our nephrology department, urgent care centers and other departments share the same electronic health record. This helps our team work better together on your plan of care. It’s also accessible if you need care while traveling to another city, state or country.

Related Departments, Programs and Services

You deserve the highest level of care. That’s why we work with a number of Leon Medical Centers’ departments, programs and medical services.

These include: