Division of Nephrology

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Clinical Services

The strong Division of Nephrology provides primary care and consultative care for patients with various renal diseases. These services are offered in inpatient and outpatient settings at both the Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as through Fresenius and DaVita outpatient dialysis units. All of our physicians and midlevel providers are committed to delivering quality care for all renal patients.  Many of them are recognized and renowned clinicians, clinical science researchers, and basic science researchers. They provide care for a wide range of renal failure patients, including acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, chronic kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and hypertensive kidney disease, electrolyte imbalance, glomerulonephritis, cystic kidney disease and medical management of renal and pancreas transplantation.


Inpatient care for renal patients at the FMLH is provided through dedicated inpatient service. Comprehensive medical care is provided for renal patients, including treatment for chronic kidney disease, end stage renal failure and transplant recipients. Consultative service at the FMLH and VA medical center is available throughout the year for all renal and electrolyte issues for all patients admitted to our institution. Through inpatient services, specialized nephrology procedures such as hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, continuous arterio-venous dialysis and renal biopsies are offered.  


Outpatient clinical activities are performed at the FMLH and VA medical center as well as the dialysis centers.  Through these clinics, primary and consultation services are available for patients with various renal diseases.  In addition, a satellite transplant clinic has been initiated in Appleton, WI, offering medical followup for renal and pancreas transplant patients. Comprehensive medical management of chronic kidney disease with special focus on anemia, hypertension and bone disease treatment is provided through the CKD clinic at FMLH. Through this clinic, education and preparation for end stage renal failure, including information on dialysis access and selecting mode of therapy for ESRD, is provided to patients with renal failure. 


Click on any of the medical renal diseases below for a list of corresponding experts at the Medical College of Wisconsin:


Diabetic Mellitus 



Diet for Renal Patient                                           

Electrolyte Disorders                                         



Kidney Failure                  

Overweight or Obese

Cystic Kidney Disease

Kidney Stone

Renal and Pancreas Transplant Management

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

Chronic Kidney Disease

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