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is a Nephrologist?
physician has referred you to a nephrologist for consultation and
possibly diagnostic studies or treatment.
A nephrologist is a specialist fully trained in internal
medicine, who has additional and extensive training in the field of
covers diseases of the kidneys and uncontrollable hypertension (blood
pressure). A nephrologist
has had an average of thirteen to fifteen years of education and
training beyond high school with the last two to three years spent in
acquiring special knowledge and skills in nephrology.
He functions primarily as a consultant to other physicians; but
in some special diseases he might assume primary care of the patient.
and when are appointments scheduled?
are scheduled in advance by calling 330-649-9400.
However, if you need to be seen on an emergency basis, every
effort will be made to take care of you as soon as possible.
Should it be necessary to miss and appointment, please notify
us one day in advance of your scheduled appointment so someone else
can have that time. A
parent or legal guardian must accompany minors.
If your insurance requires a referral, it is your
responsibility to make sure it is done before your appointment.
long does an appointment take?
The initial visit to the
doctor entails a consultation and may take 60 minutes.
Established patient appointments will take 15-30 minutes.
do I get prescription refills?
If you run
out of your prescription before your next office visit you should call
the office to request a refill. Please
have the medication information ready such as the name, dosage and
frequency. You may check
with your pharmacy after 4:00pm to see that the refill has been called
prescription refills will be processed during office hours only.
long does it take for disability or other forms to be completed by the
Because of the time needed to
process these forms and the physician’s busy schedule, they cannot
be completed on an “emergency” or “while you wait” basis.
We need at least 5 business days to complete these forms.
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