Nephrology

The need for kidney dialysis or disease management is not an easy path for patients, but nephrologists can provide the guidance you need to handle a kidney disease or the dialysis some conditions require.

Dr. Stephen Donelan at his desk.We treat patients suffering from a variety of kidney disorders and related conditions, including:

  • Kidney disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney transplants
  • High blood pressure
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis

Patients can receive treatment from a number of a providers who are a part of Mount Nittany Health and can be seen at Mount Nittany Physician Group: Park Avenue. Mount Nittany Health will be expanding access to nephrology services at additional locations in the near future.

Inpatient dialysis services are available at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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Caring for Yourself When You Have Kidney Failure

Kidney failure and its treatment will mean changes in your daily life. Whatever changes you need to make, your healthcare team can help you with them. In most cases, you will be able to continue working. Your Daily Life You may wonder how your treatment will fit into the rest of your life. But, with some changes, you can live a full life with kidney failure. If you work, talk to your employer about any changes you need to make in your duties or schedule. Food, Drink, and Medications No matter which treatment you choose, you’ll have some limits on what you eat and drink. A dietitian will help you learn these. Treatment means taking medications. Some of these you need to take one or more times a day. Others are given to you during tr...

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