Learn what you need to know about Dallas Nephrology Associates, nephrology and kidney care with answers to the questions we are most commonly asked. If you do not see your question answered here, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 877-654-3639.
Why am I being referred to DNA?
Tests conducted by your primary care provider indicate you may have a problem with your kidney function. Early referral to a nephrology specialist is important.
What is a nephrologist?
A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney disease, hypertension, and kidney stones. Some nephrologists also subspecialize in kidney transplant. In addition to completing a residency in internal medicine, nephrologists must complete several years of additional training.
How is a nephrologist different from a urologist?
A nephrologist is a medical doctor who focuses on the treatment of diseases of the kidney. A urologist is medical doctor who focuses on the treatment of the diseases of the urinary tract and prostate.