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Pediatric Nephrology

Children who struggle with kidney issues – whether that means a recurrent infection or something even more complex – have a caring home here at Providence. Our pediatric nephrologists are specially trained to spot signs of kidney disease in babies, children and teens. We use the latest techniques to slow the progression of the disease and help your child feel better.  

It’s not easy to be a carefree child when your kidneys don’t function properly. Often, you feel lousy – due to swelling, frequent urination, headaches, fatigue, nausea and appetite loss. 

At Providence, our pediatric nephrologists will carefully check your child’s symptoms, look for causes and create a treatment plan. Our specialty is helping children manage diseases involving the kidneys and lower urinary tract. We also offer care for children with fluid and electrolyte abnormalities or bone and mineral metabolism disorders. Our goal is to help your child live more comfortably and enjoy life to the fullest. 

At Providence, we diagnose and treat a wide range of issues that may impact your child’s kidneys, including: 

  • Acute renal failure
  • Bladder problems
  • Bone and mineral metabolism disorders
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Fluid and electrolyte abnormalities
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria and proteinuria
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Henoch-Schonlein purpura
  • Hypertension
  • Intrauterine (prenatal) renal disease, counseling and evaluation
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Reflux and obstructive nephropathy
  • Renal bone disease
  • Renal dysplasia
  • Renal tubular diseases
  • Renal vasculitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Sickle cell and diabetic nephropathy
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urine abnormalities
  • Urolithiasis 

To evaluate and treat kidney issues, we offer many services tailored to your child’s specific condition. These include: 

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Dialysis 
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Lab study interpretation of kidney disease
  • Medication therapy
  • X-ray study interpretation of the kidneys 

To manage your child’s kidney disease, our pediatric nephrologists work closely with your pediatrician. Depending on your child’s medical issues, we may work with a pediatric urologist too. Emotional support and guidance from parents and childcare providers is also important because diet and medication often play a vital role in the treatment of kidney disease.