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Nephrology - Kidney Disease

MU Children's Hospital offers the only pediatric nephrology clinic in the state that is not located in the major metro areas of Kansas City or St. Louis. Our specialized team of experts cares for children from every corner of Missouri. Together, our team diagnoses and cares for kids with a wide variety of kidney and urological disorders. We offer state-of-the-art medical techniques and a caring bedside manner tailor-made for children.

Leading-Edge Expertise

Our team of highly specialized health care experts is led by Dr. Ted Groshong, a pediatric nephrologist with more than 35 years experience. He leads our team of pediatric health care experts including registered nurses, social workers, physical therapists and other physicians from a variety of specialties. These specialists combine their talents to offer the most thorough patient care available anywhere. Other Children's Hospital's medical specialists who frequently consult with our pediatric nephrology team include perinatologists, pediatric urologists, pediatric radiologists, neonatologists and other pediatric surgeons.

Because of our depth and breath of experience in pediatric care, we are able to offer leading-edge, complex treatments including dialysis and kidney transplants. Additionally, our team has significant experience diagnosing and treating hypertension in children. While unusual in the pediatric population, it is potentially a very serious problem that requires expert attention.

Care With the Patient in Mind

We realize that children are not just tiny adults. They are each their own person with specific needs for both their physical and mental well-being. As part of their overall care, our team makes sure that all of the health care discussions and decisions are made with the participation of the family, including the child whenever possible. That means each patient is included in all of diagnostic and treatment discussions from the very first visit.

Before a child undergoes a procedure such as a kidney biopsy or transplant, or starts a treatment like dialysis, our team gets the written permission of the child whenever possible. And after every clinic visit, each child gets a letter from our leading physician explaining our findings, any laboratory or radiology results, and follow-up treatment recommendations. During your first visit you can expect a complete medical history, a thorough physical exam and basic lab tests.

Commonly Treated Diseases

  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Congenital urologic/nephrologic disorders
  • Hematuria
  • Hypertension
  • In utero kidney anomalies
  • Kidney Stone
  • Renal stone disorders
  • Renal transplantation
  • Renal acid base and electrolyte disturbances
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Neutropenia
  • Proteinuria

Who We Are

Our team is lead by Ted Groshong, MD, a pediatric nephrologist and associate professor in the department of Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He has been a pediatric nephrologist and on the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine since 1975. He also has specialized expertise in hypertension in children.

Where We Are

Children's Hospital Specality Clinic
404 Keene St., Suite 101,
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 882-6921 for new patient or return appointments in Columbia

Clinics in Springfield Mo.
Every 4th Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at St. John's Regional Health Center
For an appointment call (877) 890-5437

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