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Referring Physicians

Kidney & Hypertension Specialists recognize that our partnership with other healthcare professionals is the key to successfully treating a patient with kidney disease. As we all know, the complications of chronic kidney disease and the associated risk factors can be quite significant. They often lead to excessive morbidity, frequent hospitalizations, and premature mortality. As the early caregivers who make the initial diagnosis of “at risk” patients in your practice, you make a difference.

Some of your patients may already be showing signs of worsening CKD. As you know, two simple tests can provide the information you need to establish which patients are progressing toward ESRD and dialysis.

The information below should help guide you in making critical decisions, such as when your patient should begin seeing a nephrologist and exploring their options for dialysis. Our clinic staff can help manage your patient’s nutrition based upon their CKD stage. Every step of the way, we’ll work in close collaboration with you, your patient and their family to help find the solutions that are right for them.

Obtain an eGFR in high-risk patients. Consult when an eGFR is <60 mL/min/1.73 m2. Achieve a consensus on goals and roles, and provide evidence-based care as outlined in national guidelines.

How do I schedule an appointment for a patient?

If you are a physician referring a patient to Kidney and Hypertension Specialists, please contact us using one of the methods below:

▪ FAX/E-mail: Download our Consult Request Form and fax it to 210.277.1458 or e-mail to referrals@kidney-specialists.com.

▪ PHONE: Call 210.277.1418 or toll free 1.877.277.1449, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT.

Our referral staff will work with you, your office and your patient to arrange a timely appointment.

Helpful Resources:

Consult Request Form
Referral Guidelines based on Albuminuria and Glomerular Filtration Rate
Stats regarding the propensity of kidney disease in Texas and the US