Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with diseases of the kidneys and urinary system. If you have high blood pressure, kidney disease or kidney stones, you want thorough, compassionate care from an experienced team of experts who can help you heal.

Photo of nephrology doctor visiting with a patient.

At University of Missouri Health Care, our nephrology providers (nephrologists, nephrology nurse practitioners and dialysis nurses) give you complete care and access to leading-edge technology for kidney diseases or disorders. We will work with you through every step of your treatment process — from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.

Our nephrology program is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence in the areas of teaching, patient care and research. Our dialysis and transplant programs are accredited by U.S. regulatory authorities, and our fellowship training program is recognized by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Society of Nephrology.

Types of kidney disease

Common kidney diseases include:

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Congenital abnormalities of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT)
  • Glomerulonephritis kidney cyst
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Kidney stone
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Urinary tract infection

Kidney disease treatment we offer

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease using these techniques:

  • Continuous Renal Replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Immunotherapy for glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Management of fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis

Appointments at the Medicine Specialty Clinic

If you have a kidney-related problem and you wish to schedule an appointment at the Medicine Specialty Clinic, please call 573-882-8788 and select option 1. Schedulers are available to take your call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.