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Top Nephrologists in Bloomington, IN
1002 W 1st St
Bloomington, IN 47403
- Internal Medicine
- 39 years experience
- 4 star hospital
- 4 star medical school
- Short wait time
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, or renal system.
The kidneys are responsible for cleaning the blood and keeping them chemically balanced. A patient may be suffering from decreased kidney function, or kidney failure if the following symptoms are present:
- Blood or protein present in urine
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Kidney stones
- Electrolyte disorder
- Fluid retention
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
The area of Bloomington, IN has a population of approximately 126,925 people. There are 2 nephrologists near Bloomington, which gives it a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 63,463 residents or a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 25,209 households. There are 50,417 households in Bloomington.