Kidney Care/Nephrology

Nephrology concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. A Nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of kidneys.

Riverwood Healthcare has partnered with CentraCare to provide a full range of kidney care services. CentraCare’s kidney care team supports outpatient dialysis services in Aitkin through a partnership with Fresenius Kidney Care.

Chronic kidney disease, also called ESRD, end stage renal failure, is the gradual loss of kidney function. The kidneys perform the vital function of filtering wastes and excess fluids from the blood, which exit the body in the form of urine. When kidneys fail, dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to prevent death.

See more on CentraCare’s Kidney Program.

Our Kidney Care Specialist

Viral Vakil, MD

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