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Kidney Associates, PLLC

St Lukes Towers
6624 Fannin
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 795-5511
Valet parking available.

Kidney Assoc North Office
(KANO)
1415 North Loop West
Suite 940
Houston, TX 77008
Tel: (713) 691-0107

East Houston Medical Plaza
13111 East Freeway
Suite 317
Houston, TX 77015
Tel: (713) 691-0107

Sugar Land
1250 Creek Way Drive
Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Tel: (281) 265-6564

Pearland
12237 Shadow Creek Parkway
Bldg 6, Suite 6106
Pearland, TX 77584
Tel: (713) 795-5511

HVAC
Park Plaza Professional Building
1213 Hermann Drive, Suite 530
Houston, TX 77004
Tel: (713) 341-9685

Billing Office
1415 North Loop West
Suite 940
Houston, Texas 77008



"Is Kidney Associates
on your health plan?''

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD)

PLAY VIDEO TO HEAR ABOUT DIALYSIS OPTIONS

Baxter Options Video

How the Kidneys Work Movie

When Kidneys Fail - Outline

Clinical Nephrology Curriculum

Hypertension

Diabetes

Stage 1 CKD

Stage 2 CKD

Stage 3 CKD

Stage 4 CKD

Stage 5 CKD


CKD for Primary Care Physicians

What does a busy doctor want to know about kidney disease?

  1. Definition and classification?
    1. The intrinsics of kidney disease
    2. Why the incidence changed - NHANES III meets MDRD
    3. Why “kidney”
    4. What happened to the creatinine clearance?
  2. What the trends in care are?
    1. prevention through blood pressure, diabetes and ARB
    2. Drugs which harm the kidney
    3. Drugs which harm the body in kidney disease
    4. Lifestyle changes - exercise, BMI, diet
    5. Inflammation - CRP
    6. vitamin D - emerging
  3. What is the evidence?
    1. MDRD
    2. HOPE, MICROHOPE, MRFIT
    3. ALLHAT, AASK
    4. ABCD, DCCT, Collaborative Study Group, RENAAL, IRMA
    5. SysEUR, REIN,
  4. What are the guidelines?
    1. NKF KDOQI
    2. JNC VII
    3. ADA, AHA,
  5. Why refer patients to disease management?
    1. Structured to provide patient support
    2. Implementation of knowledge the biggest challenge
    3. Primary physician role is expanded as patient motivation increases
    4. Nephrologist as coach to primary physician who coaches patient
    5. Nurse specialists, dietitians, PAs, RNs as trainers
    6. Continued reinforcement crucial to any lifestyle change

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