Nephrology Specialists

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Prominis Medical Services

Primary Care Practice located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Glendale, New York

Your kidney function is vital to your overall health and wellness. When you have symptoms of kidney problems or concerns, you’ll need top-notch nephrological care. At Prominis Medical Services, with 12 locations throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island, Glendale, and Queens, New York, the hard-working kidney specialists provide the latest advanced testing and treatment options for a multitude of kidney disorders and complications. Put your health first, and call your nearest Prominis Medical Services location, or request your appointment online today.

Nephrology Q & A

What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions affecting the kidneys.

You have two kidneys located below your ribcage on either side of your spine. Your kidneys have several important functions, such as:

  • Removing excess fluid and waste from your blood
  • Maintaining the electrolyte balance in your body
  • Releasing hormones to assist in managing blood pressure and other functions


A nephrologist is a type of doctor specializing in nephrology and diseases of the kidney. Nephrologists are also especially knowledgeable about how kidney dysfunction or disease affects other parts of your body.

What are Some of the Most Common Nephrology Conditions?

Some of the most common nephrology conditions affecting the kidneys include:

  • Protein or blood in the urine
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney infections or swelling
  • Kidney cancer
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Acute and chronic kidney failure
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome

 

A nephrologist and nephrological care might also be involved when other factors lead to kidney dysfunction or disease, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune conditions, such as lupus
  • Certain medications


If you have symptoms or concerns, your nephrologist might recommend certain testing to gain a clear picture of the health of your kidneys and other bodily organs and systems. Your nephrologist might suggest certain testing, such as blood tests and lab work, urine testing, or a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) test to measure how well your kidneys are filtering your blood.

What Treatments are Involved with Nephrology?

The treatments involved with nephrology depend on various factors, such as your individual health and preferences, and the type and severity of your condition.

In some cases, your nephrologist might suggest dialysis (the placement of a dialysis catheter), kidney biopsies, or kidney transplants.

Your nephrologist can help you find relief from any symptoms related to your kidney problems, such as fatigue, sleep problems, and changes in urination quantity or frequency. Your nephrologist can monitor your kidney function and your risks for kidney complications and diseases.

From medications to healthy lifestyle changes and medical procedures, rest assured you’re in safe hands with Prominis Medical Services. Call the office nearest you or request a consultation via the web.