What is a Nephrologist


noun: ne·phrol·o·gist \ ni-ˈfräl-ə-jəst \

What is a Nephrologist? I am so glad you asked. Nephrologists first attend a four-year medical school program, followed by a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. Once an Internal Medicine physician becomes board certified by the (ABIM) or American Board of Internal Medicine, they will the apply to a three to four-year Fellowship program specializing in Nephrology. Nephrology is the study of normal Kidney health and diseases of the Kidney. A Nephrologist will diagnosis and facilitate the treatment of kidney/ renal disease. Treatments may range from laboratory testing, medication therapy, dialysis, or transplant. Your treatment will depend on your condition, but you can rest assured they are well trained and ready for anything. To make an appointment with a nephrologist please call our office today. We are happy to help get your health back on track!