- 2 Board certified
- 1 Award winners
- 4 Reviews
- Average rating is 3.5 stars
- Average wait time is 40 minutes
Top Nephrologists in Jacksonboro, SC
501 Robertson Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488
- Family Medicine
- Adult Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- 12 years experience
- Rated 4 stars by patients
- Board certified
- 3 star hospital
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 Jacksonboro, SC has a population of approximately 394 people. There are 2 nephrologists near Jacksonboro, which gives it a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 197 residents or a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 77 households. There are 153 households in Jacksonboro.