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All patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be evaluated for anemia, according to new guidelines from the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI).
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Primary care physicians are less likely than other doctors to recognize when their patients have kidney disease, according to new study findings in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases – suggesting that many patients miss out on treatment in the early stages of the disease, when they have the best odds of avoiding or delaying complications.
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Travel tips and information for Peritoneal Dialysis, Hemodialysis, and kidney transplant patients
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Welcome to Nephrology Associates, PC

Welcome to Nephrology Associates, P.C. (NAPC). Located in Augusta, Georgia, we specialize in the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and related conditions. We have an outstanding medical staff that has exceptional expertise in the care of patients with renal failure and in the care of patients with complex urinary tract abnormalities who require dialysis and transplant services. The service cares for an extensive variety and complexity of patients with a wide range of renal disorders. (For more information on kidneys and related diseases visit our patient information pages)

NAPC was established in December, 1985 by Dr. Alan D. LaVine. Originally known as Alan D. LaVine, M.D., P.C., NAPC was established when Don E. Williamson, M.D. joined in November of 1994. Since then, the practice has grown to include Clay H. Wilson, M.D., Mark T. Smith, M.D., Joachim ‘Kim’ Hertel, M.D., Barton Brezina, M.D., Shukhrat Artikov, M.D., and Harold Douglas Hubert, M.D. Our physicians are Board Certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine. They specialize in the management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatments. This includes the management of related conditions such as anemia, hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, and other disorders related to the kidney.

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