Our Mission & Commitment to our Patients
Our mission is to be at the forefront of understanding, diagnosing and treating all aspects of kidney diseases. We strive to contribute to a new era of precision medicine, with the goal to always seek and identify the right treatment, at the right time, for each individual patient.
We are well-recognized leaders in providing patients with compassionate and comprehensive treatment with the goal of delaying or reversing kidney disease progression, and maximizing their quality of life. Our care for dialysis patients has achieved a 5 star rating consecutively for the past 3 years which recognizes the top 10% of dialysis units in the USA. We have some of the best-trained nephrologists in the country who offer an array of clinical services to patients with kidney disease.
Kidneys are vital organs of our body. They filter blood to get rid of unwanted toxic substances and extra fluid, regulate blood pressure, maintain electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium) balance, and make hormones for red blood cells, etc. Simple infections, chronic use of certain pain medications, and diseases like diabetes and hypertension may damage the kidneys and impair their function. Left untreated, simple kidney disease may progress over time to chronic disease and eventually to kidney failure. If you suspect you may have a kidney problem or risk factors for kidney disease, don’t delay seeking treatment. Contact us at one of our several locations.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Clinic
Our UT Health San Antonio Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) clinic is located on the 4th floor of the large UT Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC) multispecialty facility in the San Antonio Medical Center. We offer onsite laboratory, imaging, dietician/nutrition and pharmacy services.
Our board-certified nephrologists are knowledgeable in both ADPKD (autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease) and ARPKD (autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease). Our comprehensive approach to PKD includes a thorough hour-long initial assessment which typically includes laboratory, imaging studies and genetic testing. We will assess your current level of kidney function, discuss prognosis, and over the first few visits formulate a plan for intervention including but not limited to: drug therapy, lifestyle modifications, dietary considerations and plans for monitoring. With advanced kidney disease, we are fervent advocates for pre-emptive kidney transplant and have a strong relationship our affiliated University Transplant Center and a working partnership with the PKD Foundation.