When do kidney problems necessitate a nephrology referral?
There are many potential reasons a primary care physician or other doctor may recommend you or a loved one to a nephrologist at Dallas Nephrology Associates. Internal medicine specialists and other physicians have some training in kidney function and care. Nephrologists, however, have the complete training and comprehensive, state-of-the-art capabilities to handle all renal disorders, including the most complex and serious.
At Dallas Nephrology Associates, doctors refer their patients to our specialists for many reasons, including:
- Protein or blood in the urine
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Kidney stones
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Kidney failure
- Vascular access management
- Transplant care