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Pediatric Nephrology

We offer outpatient and inpatient evaluation and management of infants, children, and adolescents with complex conditions involving the kidneys and urinary tract, as well as the evaluation of hypertension and elevated blood pressure. We also offer 24/7 telephonic and video consultation to patients and providers worldwide. 

Our team of pediatric nephrologists provide evaluation and treatment of:

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs), including UTIs due to vesicoureteral reflux, complex urologic conditions, and dysfunctional voiding
  • Solitary or single-functioning kidneys
  • Nephrotic Syndrome including minimal change, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and other causes
  • Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Kidney positional anomalies including pelvic kidneys, horseshoe kidneys, and cross-fused ectopia
  • Lupus nephritis and renal involvement of systemic rheumatologic disease such as Wegener's (Multidisciplinary Lupus Clinic available monthly)
  • Hypertension and elevated blood pressure
  • Kidney stones and nephrocalcinosis in infants, children, and teens, including stones caused by hypercalciuria and cystinuria
  • Glomerulonephritis (GN), including post-infectious/post-streptococcal, IgA nephropathy, and membranoproliferative GN
  • Disorders of sodium and water balance including hypernatremia, hyponatremia, the syndrome of inappropriate ADH (SIADH), diabetes insipidus, and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Disorders of the renal tubule, including Fanconi syndrome, Renal Tubular Acidosis, Cystinosis, Gitelman's & Bartter's Syndrome, and Dent's Disease
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal insufficiency (Chronic Kidney Disease), including complications such as anemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, hyperkalemia, acid-base disorders, and short stature
  • Disorders of potassium balance
  • Enuresis, including Primary Nocturnal Enuresis and Dysfunctional Voiding
  • Antenatal pelviectasis and hydronephrosis, including hydronephrosis due to ureteropelvic junction obstruction and posterior urethral valves
  • Cystic Kidney Disease, including Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Autosomal Recessive PKD , multicystic dysplastic kidney, medullary cystic disease, medullary sponge kidney, and simple cysts
  • Renal transplant recipient management
  • Fitness for military service and for entry into service academies when a candidate has a history of blood pressure, urologic, or renal issues
Procedures provided are percutaneous renal biopsy, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, post-operative management of pediatric renal transplantation, and acute peritoneal and hemodialysis. 
 

Contact Us

Hours

Monday thru Friday 0730-1600

Telephone Number(s)

Main: (301) 295-4959 Appointments: (855) 227-6331 DSN: (312) 295-4959 Emergency/On-call paging:: (301) 295-4611, Option #4, CDO Desk
Additional Information

Travel Clinic - IMPORTANT 

A consult (referral) from your TRICARE Primary Care Manager is required. Travel appointments are recommended for all international travel excluding Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. We recommend scheduling appointments for travel clinic 6-8 weeks before your departure date. Please complete the online pre-travel screening at here.

Telemedicine appointments are available for Travel Clinic and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Follow-up Appointments ONLY.

 

Location

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic America Zone, Building 19, Floor 4
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889

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