Our Services

It is important to know that all of our physicians are board certified in nephrology and are committed to assisting our patients achieve and maintain good kidney health. Our goal is to provide the best health care in a caring manner as thoroughly and as efficiently as possible.

Our physicians have privileges at all three Tanner Hospital facilities (Carrollton, Villa Rica & Bremen). In addition to office and hospital-based patient care, Carroll County Nephrology physicians manage many outpatient dialysis centers in West Georgia.

Carroll County Nephrology provides diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive care including:

  • management of chronic kidney disease related to diabetes, hypertension, polycystic kidney disease or other causes of blood or protein in the urine,
  • dialysis care including conventional hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, night/nocturnal dialysis and daily home dialysis,
  • pre and post transplant care with close association to metro Atlanta and Alabama hospitals,
  • immunizations,
  • anemia management related to kidney disease.

  • Kidney Disease

    Diabetes and high blood pressure are responsible for up to two-thirds of the chronic kidney disease cases. Kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy by filtering waste from the blood. If kidney disease gets worse, you may begin to feel sick as high levels of waste in your blood build up. Early detection and treatment is important to keep chronic kidney disease from progressing. When kidney disease worsens, it may eventually lead to other complications or even to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life.

  • Stone Clinic

    Kidney stones are not uncommon, and some types of stones can be hereditary. A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals, and one or more stones can be in the kidney at the same time.

    Stones can form when urine contains too much of certain substances which create small crystals that become stones. Kidney stones are more likely to occur if your body makes less than one liter of urine a day, so drinking enough fluids (six to eight glasses of water each day) is important in stone prevention. There are numerous strategies that your nephrologist can suggest to reduce the risk of stone formation.

    Many stones pass on their own, but some may require surgery if they are large, growing, blocking urine flow, or causing infection. Today, most treatments are much less invasive than past treatments.

  • Transplants

    Kidney transplants are one of the most common surgeries in the United States. A kidney from a donor replaces the kidney that is no longer functioning properly. Your surgeon places the new kidney inside your lower belly and attaches the artery and vein of the new kidney to the artery and vein in your pelvis. When your blood flows through the new kidney, urine is produced like your own kidneys did when they were healthy. Kidney transplant surgery lasts about three hours.

  • Dialysis

    When your kidneys lose 85-90% of their functioning, dialysis treatment performs some of the functions your kidneys cannot. Dialysis removes waste, salt, and extra water to prevent build-up in the body, and keeps appropriate levels of potassium, sodium, and bicarbonate in your blood. Carroll County Nephrology, P.C. manages these dialysis centers in our area.