WHAT IS A NEPHROLOGIST?
A nephrologist is a doctor who is trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease.
The kidneys are very important to your health. They remove waste and fluid from your body and perform other functions such as:
• Remove drugs from the body
• Balance the body's fluids
• Make hormones that regulate blood pressure
• Make vitamin D to keep your bones strong
• Control the way your body makes red blood cells
Most people have two kidneys. They are about the size of a fist and are located on either side of the spine behind your lower ribs. There are many types of kidney disease. For example, if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, this may affect your kidneys. You may inherit kidney problems from your parents. Some people also get kidney stones based on their diet or the way their bodies are working.
WHAT DO NEPHROLOGISTS TREAT?
|• Kidney Problems
• Kidney Stones
• High Blood Pressure (hypertension)
• Electrolyte Imbalance
|• Blood in Urine
• Kidney Cysts
• Protein in the Urine
MEET OUR NEPHROLOGY
WHERE WE SEE PATIENTS
|Cambridge Hospital Campus
1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
|Somerville Hospital Campus
230 Highland Avenue, Somerville
|Whidden Hospital Campus
103 Garland Street, Everett
*This informational sheet lists members of the CHA Physician's Organization. It may not show all members of the CHA Medical Staff.