The 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 Hospital (FH) and Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, 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 FH 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 FH 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 veno-venous dialysis and renal biopsies are offered.
Outpatient clinical activities are performed at FH, several Froedtert satellite clinics, the dialysis centers and VA Medical Center. Through these clinics, primary and consultation services are available for patients with various renal diseases. Comprehensive medical management of chronic kidney disease with special focus on anemia, hypertension and bone disease treatment is provided through the CKD clinic at FH. 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.