Our kidneys are responsible for removing excess fluid and filtering waste from our blood, as well as helping regulate blood pressure. They also play a role in helping the body produce the right number of red blood cells and maintain a proper chemical balance.
When kidneys are diseased or begin to fail, waste and excess fluid build up in our blood and can cause complications such as hypertension (high blood pressure), anemia, bone problems and even kidney failure.
The most common causes of kidney disease:
At Providence Spokane Nephrology, we offer diagnosis and treatment of kidney and related issues in both adults in children.
Our nephrology team offers clinical care and consultation for patients with kidney diseases. Our nephrologists and supporting staff specialize in the treatment and follow-up care of a variety of kidney problems, including end-stage renal disease, chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome and glomerulonephritis, kidney transplantation and immunosuppression.
Our endocrinologists and certified diabetes educators evaluate and treat conditions and diseases of the endocrine system. We specialize in the treatment of patients with thyroid disorders, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Our pediatricians, specialists and caring staff provide expertise in a wide variety of pediatric subspecialties including cardiology, general surgery, ENT (ear, nose and throat), gastroenterology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, pulmonology and urology at select locations.