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As the largest pediatric nephrology and kidney transplant program in West Michigan, we provide a complete range of diagnosis and treatment for infants, children and adolescents with kidney and urinary tract disorders. Our nationally recognized team works with children on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. We also support patients with outpatient hemodialysis or in-home peritoneal dialysis and, if needed, kidney transplant. We have completed over 60 kidney transplants in children and young adults and provide comprehensive health care through a multidisciplinary team composed of board-certified nephrologists and surgeons, physician assistants, nephrology and dialysis nurses, transplant coordinators, a social worker, a renal dietitian, a pharmacist and child life specialists. We have been recognized for our steroid avoidance protocol in kidney transplant and transitional care to adult medicine.
I lead the collaboration of the interdisciplinary team and treat conditions by ordering studies and imaging.
I work with the pediatric nephrologist to come up with care plans. I can order laboratory studies and imaging.
I specialize in performing surgery on children and perform kidney transplants.
I help run the hemodialysis unit, assisting with procedures and helping with coordination of care.
I help check patients in, check vital signs and review their medication lists. I also help schedule follow-up visits.
I'm a certified hemodialysis caregiver, working with registered nurses in the unit to perform dialysis.
I provide support to patients and families, helping with social and emotional needs, insurance and transportation issues.
I help teach patients and their families about nutrition and special diets for kidney disease.
I help patients with coping mechanisms for their medical conditions.
I help make sure workup is completed and follow patients after transplant, checking kidney function.
Our nephrology team is committed to seeking out the best treatment plan for your child’s comfort and long-term good health. By working together with a focus on family-centered care, our experts can diagnose and plan for your child’s treatment using state-of-the-art technology and procedures. Your collaborative efforts in keeping us informed about your child’s history, past treatment and current condition helps us to coordinate together for optimal outcomes.