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Nephrology

Kidney Resources
The Deaconess Clinic Nephrology department specializes in the treatment of kidney disease. We provide expert care for all aspects of kidney diseases and related conditions. Our experienced physicians and staff are committed to quality, Patient-First Care for every kidney patient we treat. 

The Deaconess Clinic Nephrology department is a medical team of doctors and support staff that include nurses, social workers, dieticians, and administrative office personnel. Our physicians are Board Certified in both nephrology and internal medicine. Our physicians are Board Certified in nephrology, internal medicine, and hypertension. Our experiences are diverse and we help educate medical students and young family medicine doctors in training, along with nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

About the Kidneys

About the Kidneys

The kidneys are organs that eliminate waste products and fluid from the body in the form of urine.  Urine made in the kidneys travels to the bladder through tubes called ureters and then is excreted out the body.  The functions of the kidneys are important to the global health of an individual. The critical functions of the kidney include filtering of blood, removing waste and unused fluid. The kidneys make hormones that are essential for proper functions of other organs in the body. In addition to maintaining the acid-base balance, the kidneys also help to restore the salt (sodium), potassium and other electrolytes concentrations for healthy body function.

Kidney disease can be detected in a variety of ways, including blood tests, urine tests, and images of the kidneys.  The most common causes of kidney disease in the United States are diabetes and hypertension.  Symptoms of kidney disease may include changes in urinary habits, swelling, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite. These symptoms do not always appear until the final stages of kidney failure. Early diagnosis with simple test such as blood pressure measurement, urine protein and blood, and blood creatinine are very important. Early detection of CKD and following up with kidney doctors (nephrologists) are critical in preventing further deterioration and complications of kidney failure.

Kidney function is measured by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a normal value of which is around 100.  As kidney function decreases, the GFR goes down.

 STAGES OF Chronic Kidney Disease

CKD Stage eGFR DEFINITION
1 GFR>90 Minimal kidney damage/disease and clean blood normally
2 60<GFR<89 Mild kidney failure. Kidneys are not functioning optimally.
3 30<GFR>59 Moderate kidney failure. Kidneys are damage.
4 15<GFR>29 Severe kidney failure. Kidneys close to complete failure.
5 GFR<15 Kidney failure end stage.
 

Our Expert Staff

Narothama Aeddula

Narothama Aeddula, MD
"Narothama Reddy"

Nephrology

Deaconess Clinic Downtown
421 Chestnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, 812/492-5202

Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Bldg 3rd Floor
4015 Gateway Blvd, Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/492-5202

Peter Juran

Peter Juran, MD

Nephrology

Deaconess Clinic Downtown
421 Chestnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713, 812/492-5202

Deaconess Clinic Gateway Professional Bldg 3rd Floor
4015 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630, 812/492-5202