Kootenai Clinic Nephrology – Kidney and Hypertension Services offers medical treatment of kidney disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), including the use of dialysis and transplantation to treat patients with advanced, end stage kidney failure.
The group currently provides care to hundreds of dialysis patients and those who have received a kidney transplant. They also specialize in treating patients with difficult to control high blood pressure occurring in special situations, such as pregnancy.
Kidney failure is most commonly caused by diabetes and high blood pressure. Diseases of the circulation, often due to cigarette smoking, are also major causes of chronic kidney disease. Lupus and other diseases of the immune system, environmental toxins (lead, overuse of some pain medications), and hereditary kidney diseases also produce kidney disease requiring the expertise of nephrologists. Once kidney functions is reduced to an advanced degree (end stage kidney failure) life can be maintained through dialysis, or kidney function can be restored with a successful kidney transplant.
Untreated, chronic kidney disease often involves the slow, progressive destruction of kidney function. However, modern aggressive treatments as prescribed and managed by nephrologists are effective in slowing or completely stopping this decline in kidney function.
If you are a new patient, please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will allow enough time to complete the required paperwork prior to your scheduled appointment time.
We accept most major insurance companies and Medicare. However, it is important you know your insurance carrier when scheduling your appointment. This is necessary to help schedule you with a physician who is a provider of your insurance network to maximize your benefits.
Please bring your insurance cards to your visit. Co-payments are due at the time of service. If you are unable to make the payment at the time of your visit, please contact us to arrange other payment options.We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.