Chronic Kidney Disease
For children with chronic kidney disease of all stages, consistent team based care is needed for their specialized needs such as management of anemia, nutritional support, calcium, phosphorous and bone metabolism, and maintenance of growth and intellectual development as well as social support. Interventions to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease are also critical and recommended.
Our team of nephrologists, nurses, nutritionist, psychologist and social worker provide tailored care for the needs of our patients. Patients receive an individualized treatment plan from their nephrologist nurse coordinator and other staff who follow up with each patient and help with lifestyle modification such as controlling high blood pressure and weight, avoiding medicines that can damage kidneys, reducing salt in the diet and ensuring that medications are taken properly.
If the child is progressing to End Stage Renal Disease, with the need for dialysis or transplantation at some point in the future, our goal is to emphasize education and timely preparation for dialysis and/or renal transplantation. Our educators provide extensive background regarding the choices for renal replacement options. Our social worker can help answer many of the confusing questions regarding insurance coverage and other issues that affect people with chronic kidney disease.
Director: Sonal Bhatnagar, MD
Ruby Cerda, RN
Albita Chaires, MA
Hoai Nguyen, LVN
Make an Appointment: 832.325.6516