Lees Summit Nephrologists
- 12 Board certified
- 2 Award winners
- 42 Reviews
- Average rating is 3.7 stars
- Average wait time is 16 minutes
What are Nephrology Doctors?
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 Lees Summit, MO has a population of approximately 288,447 people. There are 13 nephrologists near Lees Summit, which gives it a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 22,188 residents or a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 8,388 households. There are 109,041 households in Lees Summit.