How should I prepare for my appointment?
We look forward to seeing you at our office. To better serve you, please:
- Bring a list of current medications, including dose and frequency
- Identify an emergency contact and anyone that you would like to share your protected health information (PHI) with
- Bring your insurance card and photo ID
- Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early
- Bring the blood pressure cuff that you use at home so we can compare your blood pressure in the office
- Prepare a list of questions and concerns that you would like to speak with our team about
Are masks required?
No, masks are no longer required. You may continue to wear a mask if you prefer, but it is optional at this time. However, if you are actively feeling ill (have a cough, fever, or chills), we ask that you wear a mask for the entirety of your visit.
What time should I arrive for my appointment?
Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This will give our staff adequate time to check you in and collect any necessary information pertaining to your appointment.
Do you provide COVID-19 vaccines?
Unfortunately, we do not provide COVID-19 vaccines in the office. However, we do recommend that you get your COVID-19 vaccines and boosters as soon as possible. You may locate your nearest vaccination clinic here: https://www.vaccines.gov/.
Am I allowed to bring a guest to my appointment?
Yes, we do allow each patient to bring only one guest due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each guest must follow our COVID-19 safety protocols, or they may be asked to leave.
Where are you located?
We have 23 office locations conveniently located throughout Ohio and Kentucky to best serve our community. You can find your nearest location by visiting: locations.
What insurances do you accept?
We accept most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, Aetna, and United Healthcare. We see every patient that needs assistance and will work one-on-one to develop a payment plan regardless of your insurance and even if you do not have an insurance provider.
What conditions do you treat?
We treat a variety of kidney and hypertension-related conditions, including:
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease
- Glomerular diseases
- High blood pressure
- Urological issues
- Kidney stones
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What is chronic kidney disease?
Chronic kidney disease is a general term that describes any injury or damage to the kidneys over time. The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste and excess fluid from your body. When you have chronic kidney disease, this condition interferes with this process, eventually leading to chronic illnesses, such as kidney failure or end stage renal disease, which require dialysis or a kidney transplant.
What is hypertension?
Hypertension (or high blood pressure) occurs when the blood pressure exceeds normal levels for an extended period of time. It is defined as a systolic blood pressure over 140mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure over 90mmHg. Hypertension is categorized as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension.At The Kidney and Hypertension Center, we are experts in managing hypertension and limiting the long-term outcomes of this disease.
Is there a cure for chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease. However, our team can help you address your condition by administering necessary therapies and medications to ensure that you are receiving the proper treatment to slow disease progression and help you reach a healthy lifestyle.
What is dialysis?
Dialysis is a treatment option for those who suffer from end stage renal failure. Dialysis is the process of removing waste and excess fluid from your body through an external machine and intravenous treatments, which filters your blood outside of your body. Dialysis can help regulate your body’s fluid balance and help to control your blood pressure.
Can I travel if I'm on dialysis?
Yes, you can travel if you are on dialysis. Our team recommends that patients receive dialysis treatments no more than 24 hours before they leave for their trip and no less than 24 hours after they return home to ensure that your body is properly balanced while away from the center.
Patients should make their dialysis appointments while in the planning-stages of their trip. We will work with you to determine an appropriate action based on your individual condition. Patients should also ensure that they have access to a dialysis facility while on their trip.
Home dialysis is another option that would eliminate the need for planning appointments before and during your travels. Patients on home dialysis can travel with their dialysis machine to continue treatment while they are away.
Who should make an appointment?
Our team works to treat all kidney related conditions, ranging from chronic kidney disease, kidney injuries, urologic conditions, hypertension, and kidney failure. Your primary care physician may refer you to our center if you have symptoms of a complex or advanced kidney condition. However, anyone can make an appointment to address any kidney-related concerns that they have, as well as address a prevention and early treatment plan for those who are at higher risk for developing kidney conditions.
How can I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling our main line at (833)24RENAL, emailing email@example.com, or visiting request-appointment.
Our team will work with you to discuss the reason for your initial consultation and establish a plan from there.