Treatment Options

Idaho Nephrology Associates is a specialty medical practice serving Boise and the surrounding communities. Our primary focus is clinical and consults nephrology, and our other specialties include internal medicine, vascular surgery, hypertension and dialysis. Our skilled physicians provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care.

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Idaho Nephrology Associates provides the following clinical services and kidney treatments:

Consultative General Nephrology
Consultations for: kidney complications of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and/or inflammatory diseases of the kidney, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and management of fluid and electrolyte disorders (abnormal blood levels of sodium, potassium and calcium).

Referrals for acute and chronic kidney disease or failure and their associated complications: volume overload and other edematous states, anemia, hypertension and/or electrolyte imbalances.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management
Monitoring kidney function and treatment of chronic kidney disease to reduce complications and slow the progression to kidney failure.

Manage disease states associated with CKD, including anemia, hypertension and diabetes. Adjust treatments, medications, diet and monitoring as changes in kidney function occur.

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Requiring Dialysis Treatment
Selection, monitoring and management of the best dialysis method, including: in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, nocturnal hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Early evaluation and timely referral for kidney transplantation.

Long-Term Care After Kidney or Kidney-Pancreas Transplant
Closely monitor the function of your kidney transplant to improve long-term outcomes and reduce complications by coordinating with transplant centers, adjusting anti-rejection medications, monitoring kidney function and treating complications and associated medical problems.

Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertension
(Including consultation with a certified hypertension specialist and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring)

Achieving optimum blood pressure control reduces the risk of kidney diseases, and death from strokes and heart disease. Treatment of hypertension requires a multifaceted approach: Medications, dietary modification, and an exercise program.

Evaluation and Treatment of Kidney Stones
Patients who form stones are at risk of developing stones in the future. Although lithotripsy or surgical removal of stones provides immediate relief, the fundamental treatment requires careful medical evaluation and risk abatement to prevent new stone formation.

We provide the following treatment options:

  • Renal Replacement Therapy with Dialysis
  • Pre- and Post-Kidney Transplant Support
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Therapeutic Plasma Exchange

We provide treatment for the following conditions:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertensive Kidney Disease
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with Nephritis

Hypertensive Disorders:

  • Essential Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Problems
  • Refractory or Complicated Hypertension
  • Renovascular Hypertension

Complications of Kidney Disease or Failure

  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Phosphate and Calcium Disorders
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Oxalosis
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (formerly known as Fibrosing Dermopathy)
  • Metabolic Acid/Base Disorder
  • Secondary Parathyroidism
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Amyloidosis
  • Calciphylaxis