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 Service Excellence

 Compassionate Care

 Coordinated Care

 Cost Effective Care

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Additional websites for kidney disease education are:


National Kidney Disease Education Program: http://nkdep.nih.gov/


National Kidney Foundation Education: http://www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/


DaVita Dialysis Kidney Education: http://www.davita.com/education/


Kidney School: http://kidneyschool.org/


American Association of Kidney Patients: http://www.aakp.org/


Oakwood Kidney Institute: http://savemykidney.com/


The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease:


Stage I: Kidney Damage w/normal kidney function.              GFR = > 90

Stage II: Kidney damage & mild loss of kidney function.      GFR = 60-89

Stage III: Moderate loss of kidney function.                            GFR = 30-59

Stage IV: Sever loss of kidney function.                                    GFR = 15-29

Stage V: Kidney Failure (ESRD)                                                   GFR = < 15

Knowledge is power!

  • Know your Kidney Function or your GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate)!! It determines the functional status of your kidneys.

Important Facts about Kidney Disease:


  • 13 out of 100 patients have some level of kidney disease.

  • Kidney Disease produces no discomfort in the majority of patients until it reaches a late stage, hence the name "silent killer".

  • ​Blood and urine testing complemented with a kidney ultrasound will detect kidney disease early.

  • Your kidneys filter the whole blood in the body 60 times a day to remove the excess water and poisons through the urine.

  • Even mild damage to the kidneys increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes.

  • Patients with decreased kidney function should be on a low sodium, low protein, low potassium & low phosphorus diet.

  • Patients should avoid the use of pain killers, non-steriodal and anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen. 

  • Don't start smoking or QUIT SMOKING! Smoking is dangerous to your kidneys too!

  • Monitoring your blood pressure and blood sugar and maintaining them within normal limits is essential.

  • Get regular exercise and maintain your ideal weight!  It keeps your kidneys healthy too!

Early Detection is the Key!


Some symptoms are:


  • Presence of protein or albumin in the urine.
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles, feet, face and/or hands.
  • Changes in urination, very light or very dark in color, bubbly or foamy urine.
  • Fatigue.
  • A metallic taste in the mouth or ammonia breath.
  • Skin rash or itching.
  • Nausea and/or vomiting.
  • Feeling cold.
  • Dizziness and trouble concentrating.
  • Leg or Flank pain.​

High Risk Factors:


  • Diabetes Mellitus.

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension).

  • High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia).

  • Certain chemicals, medications and herbal supplements.

  • Family history of Kidney Disease.

  • History of Kidney Infections and Kidney Stones.

  • ​African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.

  • Severe Infections.

Let's Work Together to Prevent Kidney Failure,

The Silent Killer