Evaluation and treatment of medical renal diseases
· Slowing the progression of kidney disease.
· Medication review to assess for potential nephrotoxic
· Early recognition and management of associated
comorbid disorders including anemia, mineral bone
disorder, electrolyte imbalances, and hypertension.
· Cardiovascular risk factor reduction including lipid
management and smoking cessation.
Pre-transplant evaluation and referral
Pre-dialysis evaluation and education
Dialysis services [see Dialysis Services ]
Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells to provide oxygen to body tissues. Having low levels of either iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid in your body may also result in anemia.
People with kidney disease often get anemia because a kidney hormone called erthyropoietin (EPO) is reduced or no longer produced. Upon diagnosis of anemia we recommend a number of treatment options.
KIDNEY ULTRASOUND and VASCULAR STUDIES
Diet and nutrition are very important to the patient with chronic kidney disease. Our Dialysis affiliates have a registered dietician available upon request for Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Please contact us at 718-707-9988 to receive more information or to set up an appointment.
Ari Kostadaras, M.D.
30-16 30th Drive
Astoria, NY 11102