The subspecialty of internal medicine, nephrology focuses on the diagnoses and
treatment of diseases within the kidney. Kidney disease can develop from existing health
issues including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Chronic kidney
disease can lead to health complications like anemia, osteoporosis, a weakened immune
system, or an irregular heartbeat. It is important to take charge of your health, ahead of time,
and seek a nephrologist who can treat and manage any kidney issues you may have.
Pushkar Kanade, MD, MPH