Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. A nephrologist is a physician who has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease, by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes, balancing fluids in the body, and administering dialysis. Nephrologists treat many different kidney disorders including acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine.

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Meet our Nephrologists

RBVillalbaDr. Rafael Baracaldo Villalba
Dr. Rafael Baracaldo is a Nephrologist at Siena Medical. Baracaldo graduated from Universidad El Bosque, completed his Internal Medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center and his Nephrology fellowship at Nassau University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, has been at Siena Medical since 2015 and speaks both Spanish and English.


MBabigumiraDr. Michael Babigumira
Dr. Michael Babigumira is a Nephrologist at Siena Medical Clinic. Babigumira graduated from Mbarara University in Uganda, completed his Internal Medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and his Nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Texas. He is board eligible and speaks both English and Bantu.