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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease means that the kidneys are damaged and not cleaning the blood as well as they once did. Approximately 14% of people in the United States have CKD and, for people with early stage CKD, less than 10% are aware of their disease. The two most common causes of kidney disease in the U.S. are diabetes and hypertension.

Although chronic kidney disease cannot be "cured," its progress can be slowed or even halted. At Kidney Care, we have a comprehensive CKD team that works to not only slow down the progress of CKD but also to maximize the overall good health of our patients with CKD. The members of our team include physicians, advanced practice providers, nurse care managers, a clinical pharmacologist, a dietitian, and a social worker. When you visit us, please ask about our CKD team.

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