Advanced Kidney Specialists, P.C.

New Patients                                                

We offer comprehensive services including:

* Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

* Management of hypertension (high blood pressure).

* Care of patients requiring dialysis.

* Management of anemia related to CKD.

*Coordination of care for patients before and after kidney transplant.

How do I make an appointment?                   

    We ask that you check with your primary care provider before scheduling an appt with us.  Their office staff may call us directly to request an appt for you.  You may also call us directly to request an appt.

     We will request your medical history from your primary care provider prior to your first appointment.  We will also mail you the Patient Information and History Packet.  Please complete this packet carefully and bring it with you on your first visit.  If you need assitance completing the form we will be happy to assist you on the day of your appt.

What to expect at your first appointment.    


  Your first appt will take at least 60 to 90 minutes.  It may be helpful to bring someone along who know about your medical history.  If possible we will mail you a new patient packet prior to your appointment date.  If unable to fill out the new packet prior to your appointment you can fill it out that  day.  We will also be taking a urine and blood samples.

     Please let our office know within 24hr of your appt if you will be unable to come.  This will allow us to give someone else your scheduled appt.

Payment Requirements.                                

    As a courtesy, we bill your insurance but payment is the responsibilty of the patient.  Please provide a copy of your current insurance card at the beginning of the appt.  We will make a photocopy for our billing records.  You may be asked to pay a copay when you check in depending on your insurance.  Please contact our billing department for any questions about your bill.  If your insurance changes please provide a current insurance card at your next appt.  If you have no insurance, you will be charged $60 per office visit. This does not include the lab work or diagnostic tests but you have the option to have test/labs done at a different facility.

Privacy Policy.                                          

     Your privacy is very important to us.  We are dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information.  We will keep a record of the treatments and services provided to you by our office.  We will also send a letter to your PCP after each visit that will include medication changes, reccomendations, and a summary of the last office visit.  This will allow all the physician involved in your care to better serve you and your health care needs.  For a complete copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact our office.