Welcome to the Nephrology Clinic of Dr. Jenny I. Lee. Español
Kidney disease affects millions of Americans and early kidney disease has no symptoms. Only simple blood and urine testing by your health care provider can detect it. It can be treated, but only if it is first screened for and diagnosed. There are numerous causes for kidney disease, but the most common are diabetes and high blood pressure. Other risk factors include a history of heart disease and a family history of kidney disease.
Dr. Lee is a nephrologist, also referred to as a kidney doctor, who specializes in kidney care and the treatment of kidney related diseases. Nephrologists are trained in internal medicine (the care of adult patients) and go on to further specialized training in kidney disease, which culminates in a double Board Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. They are trained in glomerular/vascular disorders, tubular/interstitial disorders, hypertension, kidney transplantation, mineral metabolism, management of acute kidney injury, management of chronic kidney disease, nutrition and all forms of dialysis treatment such as hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Referral to a kidney doctor may be for:
- Acute renal failure
- Chronic kidney disease stage 3, 4 or 5
- Accelerated decline in kidney function
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Repeat urinary tract infections
- High blood pressure that does not respond to medication
- A glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 60 or lower
- Recurrent kidney stones
- Blood loss in the urine
- Protein loss in the urine