What is a Nephrologist?
Nephrologists are doctors who specialize in kidney health. They treat illnesses such as kidney stones and chronic kidney disease, and they offer preventive care for kidney health. They prescribe medication such as steroids, and they help your body regulate electrolytes and bodily fluids. Nephrologists also treat patients with diseases that harm the kidneys, such as lupus, hypertension and hepatitis B. For patients with kidney failure, nephrologists provide life-saving dialysis.