Nephrology is the area of medicine that deals with the kidneys. Renal is a common term relating to the kidneys because the renal arteries supply the kidneys with blood. Our nephrologist here at Granger Medical Clinic, Dr. Sheetal Shah, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders for patients of all ages. She has a comprehensive knowledge of clinical pharmacology, high blood pressure management, diabetes complications and management, epidemiology of disease and infections, nutritional management for prevention and treatment of kidney disease, and more. Dr. Shah takes an integrative approach to patient care and doesn’t just treat the disease, but the whole person. She educates her patients on the importance of a healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management in addition to pharmaceutical therapy when appropriate.
Our friendly nephrology staff cares about your health and focuses on providing you with the highest quality care. We are ready to partner with you to help you achieve optimal health!
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, located just below the rib cage on each side of the spine, and are responsible for maintaining normal fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. Kidneys are essential to good health because they maintain stable composition of the blood by filtering the blood of waste products which keeps the entire body functioning.
The most common causes of kidney failure (also commonly referred to as renal failure) are diabetes and high blood pressure. This is why diet, exercise, and stress management are crucial to keep your kidneys in a healthy, functioning state. Other kidney disorders include electrolyte disorders, acid-base disorders, kidney stones, glomerular disease, tubulointerstitial disease, mineral metabolism, and acute and chronic kidney disease.
- Kidney Disorders
- Kidney Stones
Patients may choose to seek care on their own or they may be referred by their primary care provider or other specialist. It is important to consider insurance requirements, such as a referral, before consulting with a specialist.