Nephrology at UnityPoint Clinic in Fort Dodge, IA

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Nephrology

Nephrology is the branch of medical science concerned with medical diseases of the kidneys. 

A person is usually born with two kidneys. You can live with the normal function of one kidney but when both kidneys function is lost then a patient must start dialysis. Dialysis is a method of artificial kidney function This process removes waste from your body system with the assistance of a machine.

Diseases that affect the kidneys are diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and some hereditary diseases. Nephrologists are doctors that make the health and well-being of patients better by finding and caring for problems that affect the kidneys function.

UnityPoint Clinic Nephrology offers specialized treatment for the following:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension

Before Your Appointment

To each appointment, please bring your insurance cards, medication list, co-pays and any additional important information.