- 2 Board certified
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- Average rating is 4 stars
- Average wait time is 5 minutes
Top Nephrologists in Richland, WA
1500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89502
- Internal Medicine
- 14 years experience
- 4 star hospital
- Board certified
- Completed fellowship
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 Richland, WA has a population of approximately 48,318 people. There are 2 nephrologists near Richland, which gives it a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 24,159 residents or a ratio of 1 nephrologist per 9,899 households. There are 19,798 households in Richland.