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.
Our health care professionals provide a wide range of treatment services for patients with kidney diseases. Here are some of the conditions that can be treated at our clinic:
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Transplant
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Glomerular Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- High Blood Pressure
Chronic Kidney Disease Symptoms
Chronic kidney disease refers to the gradual loss of kidney function, which inhibits your body from properly filtering waste out of your body. Chronic kidney disease is treated by slowing the progression of the damage from the root cause. Here are some common symptoms of chronic kidney disease:
- Trouble Sleeping
- Muscle Twitches and Cramps
- Shortness of Breath
- High Blood Pressure
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Primary Care Provider Referral is Necessary
Nephrologists are available through TeleMed, call (785)626-3211 to schedule your appointment.
Health Care Professionals
Meet our Nephrologists
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.