Our ServicesWhat We Treat
- Acute Kidney Injury(AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Before and after kidney transplant care
- Electrolytes disorders
- Kidney stone prevention
- Anemia associated with CKD
- Hematuria and Proteinuria (Blood or protein in urine)
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Uncontrolled hypertension (High blood pressure)
We have one office located in Salisbury, MD
We see patients at:
- Peninsula regional medical center in Salisbury, MD
- Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, MD
- Healthsouth rehabilitation hospital in Salisbury, MD
- Genesis nursing home in Salisbury, MD
We provide care to home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis at Salisbury Dialysis Center, Fresenius, Deers Head Hospital dialysis center and Davita.
The Kidney exists to filter water and excess fluid from your blood, which then gets excreted in your urine. If this important organ is diseased, it may have trouble excreting fluid as electrolytes and waste builds up in your body. Kidney Disease presents itself with a variety of different signs and symptoms. If you have kidney disease or failure you may notice nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, urination problems, fatigue, sleeping troubles, muscle cramps or twitching, swelling of the feet or ankles, constant itching, chest pain, shortness of breath, or high blood pressure.
If you notice a combination of these symptoms, or if you have a preexisting condition that increases your risk of kidney disease, contact Delmarva Kidney and Hypertension Specialists today.
High Blood Pressure / Hypertension
High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension, is a serious and common condition. When you have hypertension, the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and even death. Hypertension is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms. This is why it is important to check your blood pressure regularly.
Delmarva’s team of Nephrology experts can quickly diagnose and identify signs of high blood pressure. We treat both primary and secondary hypertension and work to identify underlying conditions and risk factors. We treat both primary and secondary high blood pressure to keep your blood pressure regulated to avoid complications.
Acute Kidney Injury
Acute Kidney Injury is when your kidneys shut down or stop working over a period of two days or fewer. AKI is a serious and potentially fatal condition. The signs and symptoms of acute kidney injury vary and may include lack of urine, swelling in the legs, fatigue, shortness of breath, confusion, nausea, vomiting, or chest pain. If you notice any or all of these symptoms, contact Delmarva Kidney and Hypertension Specialists today. In fact, if you are treated immediately for AKI, your kidneys may work normally or almost normally after it is treated. In some instances, it may be reversible, particularly if caught quickly.
Acute Kidney Injury may be caused by a variety of factors. If you are experiencing decreased blood flow, have direct damage to your kidneys, or have a blockage of the urinary tract, or are taking certain medications, you may get acute kidney injury. Our specialists are trained to identify causes and risk factors and provide excellent treatment to get you back to your life after AKI.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic Kidney Disease is the gradual loss of kidney function present for greater than three months. In the United States alone, over 30 million people live with CKD every day. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, have a family member with kidney disease or are over 60 years old, you are at a greater risk for Chronic Kidney Disease. If your kidneys are beginning to fail you may notice itching, cramps, nausea, lack of appetite, swelling in your feet, too much or not enough urine, trouble breathing, or trouble sleeping.
If you have any or all of these symptoms, contact Delmarva Kidney and Hypertension Specialists. We can diagnose CKD in its early stages to develop a plan to slow progression into end stage kidney failure. While damage to your kidneys is usually permanent, we can help you take the steps to keep your kidneys healthy for as long as possible. However, if the damage to your kidneys is too advanced, you may have end-stage renal disease or kidney failure.
End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
End-Stage Renal Disease occurs when chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage. When your kidneys reach this advanced state, they are no longer able to function properly to meet your body’s needs. If you have end-stage kidney disease, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
When you choose to treat ESRD Delmarva’s Nephrology experts will develop a plan for dialysis treatment and work toward finding you a kidney transplant match. We ensure that your treatment is comfortable and easily understood. Let us work with you or your loved ones dealing with End-Stage Renal Disease.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder that causes clusters of cysts to grow in your kidneys. PKD enlarges your kidneys, reduces kidney function, and may even lead to kidney failure. Polycystic Kidney Disease can also lead to high blood pressure, cysts in the liver, and blood issues in your heart or brain. While there is currently no way to cure Polycystic Kidney Disease, Delmarva’s specialists can work with you to find a way to manage your disease course.
The earlier you diagnose PKD, the better. Get tested if you experience any signs or symptoms of PKD and talk with Delmarva’s team today. Our team of doctors and nurse practitioners will help you make the necessary lifestyle changes to manage living with Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Our Location & Contact Information
560 Riverside Drive, Unit A203,
Salisbury, MD 21801